1 - Cancellation – The following scale charges will apply in relation to the total hire charge. The cost of accommodation, meals, and theatre tickets purchased prior by London Classic Bus Hire at the request of the hirer, will be charged to the hirer, plus any administration charges incurred by London Classic Bus Hire
Cancellation Notice Charge 28 days or more Deposit 21 - 28 days 25% 14 - 20 days 50% 8 - 13 days 75% 1 - 7 days 100%
2 - Failure to arrive – London Classic Bus Hire cannot be held responsible for any buses/coaches failing to arrive for any reason beyond our control. We shall issue all confirmations necessary to ensure a firm booking whether via email.
3 - Compensation – London Classic Bus Hire will not be liable for any compensation claims arising from vehicles failing to arrive for any reason beyond our control, or the hirer refusing the vehicle for any reason, which is not classed as valid.
4 - Hirer’s responsibility – The hirer is responsible for confirming the bus/coach is suitable for the journey; this may involve the hirer visiting London Classic Bus Hire premises or other location to view the vehicle or similar. London Classic Bus Hire can forward vehicle specifications and, in some cases, a picture of the vehicle on request. Terms and conditions will be deemed accepted by the hirer upon acceptance of the bus/coach booking confirmation.
5 - Emergency number – in case of emergency, please call 01474 329686
6 - Complaints – Any complaints in respect to London Classic Bus Hire services must be received in writing at head office within 14 days of travel.
7 - Coach specification – London Classic Bus Hire will secure a confirmed booking for a bus/coach to the nearest specification requested by the hirer if the exact specification is not available at time of booking.
8 - Payment – Payment terms must be complied with as per confirmation letter. If payments are not received by due date the bus(es) or coach(es) may be cancelled without notice unless the hirer has signed credit facilities with London Classic Bus Hire. London Classic Bus Hire reserves the right to add interest at the rate of 6% per calendar month, after the date by which payment should have been made.
9 - Smoking and drinking policy – All bus(es) and coach(es) booked through London Classic Bus Hire are strictly non-smoking. Drinking is not permitted unless agreed prior to travel when making the booking.
10 - Passenger property – London Classic Bus Hire do not accept liability for any loss or damage to passengers’ baggage or personal belongings. Passengers’ property is taken onto the vehicle entirely at the owners’ risk.
11 - Agency arrangements – Where London Classic Bus Hire arranges ancillary facilities such as meals, accommodation, ferries, shuttles, admission tickets or any other service provided by another supplier, it does so as agent for and on behalf of the hirer. Any terms and conditions imposed by such other suppliers through London Classic Bus Hire shall be binding on the hirer as if he had directly contracted for such services.
12 - Facilities not working – Where a coach is booked with facilities on board, London Classic Bus Hire cannot be held liable if the facilities are not working on arrival at pick up point.
13 - Cancellation by the company – London Classic Bus Hire cannot be held liable for the event of any emergency, riot, civil commotion, strike, lockout, stoppage, restraint of labour or occurrence of any event over which the company has no control including adverse weather and road conditions or ‘force majeure’ or in the event of the hirer taking any action to vary conditions unilaterally, London Classic Bus Hire may, by returning all money paid except administration charges and without further liability, cancel the contract.
14 - Route/time variation – London Classic Bus Hire reserves the right to levy additional charges for additional mileage/time in excess of that agreed. The vehicle will depart at times agreed by the hirer and it is the responsibility of the hirer to account for all passengers at those times. London Classic Bus Hire accepts no liability for any loss incurred by passengers who fail to follow instructions. If the hirer requires any variation to the route or timings as previously agreed they should seek advice from London Classic Bus Hire head office, as drivers cannot be held responsible for communicating amendments.
15 - Drivers’ hours – The hours of operation for the drivers are regulated by law and the hirer accepts the responsibility of ensuring the hire keeps to the hours and times agreed by the company. Neither the hirer nor any passenger shall delay or otherwise interrupt the journey in such a way that the driver is at risk of breaching these regulations. If any breach is likely to occur, unless outside control of the hirer, the hirer will be responsible for additional incurred costs. Any additional costs will be as condition 14.
16 - Breakdown and delays – London Classic Bus Hire gives its advice on journey time in good faith. However, as a result of breakdown, traffic congestion or other events beyond the reasonable control of London Classic Bus Hire, journeys may take longer than predicted and in those circumstances London Classic Bus Hire will not be liable for any loss or inconvenience suffered by the hirer as a result.
17 - Passenger conduct on board the vehicle – The driver is responsible for the safety of the vehicle at all times and as such may remove any passenger whose behaviour prejudices safety. The hirer is responsible for any damage caused to the vehicle by the passengers for the duration of the hire. Where the hire is a sporting event, the hirer should be aware of the legal requirement relating to alcohol contained in the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol) Act 1995 and the conditions of entry to race courses as laid down by the Race Course Association Ltd. London Classic Bus Hire will provide details of these restrictions on request.
18 - Provision of conductors – the law requires that a responsible person shall be on the platform of rear platformed buses to supervise the passengers. London Classic Bus Hire can provide a conductor at an additional charge or the client may nominate an individual whose details must be provided to London Classic Bus Hire Ltd. Where the booking extends beyond 22.00 London Classic Bus Hire will provide a conductor and charge accordingly.
19 - Authority of driver/ conductor - The authority of the driver and / or conductor is final. They have the right to stop the bus, cancel the hire or ask passengers to leave the bus at their discretion for reasons of safety, health, behaviour or any other reason. In such an event, the hirer will not receive compensation.
20 - Seating Capacity – London Classic Bus Hire will, at the time of booking, agree and specify the legal seating capacity of the vehicle. The hirer must not load the vehicle beyond this capacity.
21 - Safety - The safety of passengers is our first priority. The following guidelines must be followed by all passengers:
Passengers may not move between the upper and lower decks while the bus is in motion.
Passengers must remain seated whenever possible while the bus is in motion (especially on the open top bus)
Passengers must act in accordance with any instructions given by the conductor.
22 - Parking Fees and Toll charges – Unless otherwise agreed with London Classic Bus Hire, the hirer shall be responsible for all parking charges and road tolls whether in UK or European travel. Where London Classic Bus Hire Ltd is aware of possible charges, these will be added to the invoice. Otherwise, the client is responsible for payment of all charges on request.
23 - If you order a blind or provide your own decorations, unless you ask specifically, we will keep these for 2 weeks after your booking before disposing of them.
24 - Damage to Bus - Any damage caused by putting banners or wraps on the bus will be charged to the customer in full.
25 -Signing of Agreement - By signing and returning our acceptance form you are agreeing to all the above.