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Nelson Tasman Motorhome Hire Terms & Conditions


  1. The Motorhome may only be driven by the persons named on the Hire Agreement, providing they are in possession of a current valid driver’s licence (valid for driving in New Zealand), and provided they are 25 years of age or over (named drivers under the age of 25 are subject to an additional insurance excess).

  2. The Bond ($2,000.00) paid by the Hirer to the Owner will be held by the Owner as security for the return of the Motorhome in a complete, undamaged, reasonably clean condition; and as security for the payment of any sums (including insurance excess, fines and late return liability) owed by the Hirer to the Owner. 

  3. The Hirer must ensure that during the period of Hire:-
    i.    Oil and water levels are checked regularly to be at a serviceable level;
    ii.    Only the correct fuel for the vehicle is used;
    iii.    the tyres are maintained at their proper pressure (punctures and tyre damage are the responsibility of the Hirer).
    b.    use care and be mindful of the law when handling and parking the Motorhome. 
    c.    leave the Motorhome securely locked when unattended.
    Neglect of all or any points above, makes the Hirer liable for the costs of any subsequent damage, loss of use and of any alternative arrangements.

  4. There is no insurance cover if an accident happens when the Motorhome is being used by anyone:-
    a.    who is under the influence of any intoxicating substance or drug;
    b.    who has a proportion of alcohol in their blood or breath which exceeds the legal limit;
    c.    fails to supply a blood or breath sample as required by law;
    d.    who does not stop after an accident as required by law;
    e.    who is issued with a certificate of conviction under Section 58 or 58c of the Transport Act 1962 for an offence which was committed at the time of the accident or following it. If the driver dies from injuries received in an Accident, the proportion of alcohol in any blood sample taken from the body of the deceased person will be assumed to be the same proportion which was in the blood at the time of the accident. 

  5. There is no insurance cover if the Motorhome:-
    a.    is used in an unsafe or unroadworthy condition;
    b.    is operated in any rally, speed contest, race or contest;
    c.    is driven on any of the following roads - Balls Hutt Road (Mt Cook), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), North of Colville township (Coromandel Peninsula), Tapu-Caroglen Road (Coromandel Peninsula), Skippers Road (Queenstown), Public ski field access road when wheel chains are required, Private ski field access roads, Coast Road to Russell (Bay of Islands), Crown Range Road (Queenstown) or on any beach;
    d.    is used in a way which contravenes any road regulations or bylaws relating to road traffic;
    e.    is used to propel or tow any other vehicle.
    f.    Sustains any damage to the overhead or underbody of the Vehicle however caused;

    g.    Is damaged due to the use of snow chains

  6. If insurance is deemed invalid due to the actions of the Hirer, the Hirer will be responsible for, and the Owner will pursue the Hirer for, any and all costs relating to reinstatement of the Motorhome, including any costs relating to loss of use (a copy of the full insurance policy is available on request).

  7. If the Motorhome requires repair through accident or breakdown or is involved in an accident, the Hirer shall advise the Owner of the full circumstances immediately.  The Hirer shall not arrange or undertake any repairs or salvage without the authority of the Owner except to the extent that the repairs are necessary to prevent further damage to the Motorhome or to other property or persons. If any warning lights illuminate, stop the vehicle as soon as is safe to do so and contact Nelson Tasman Motorhome Hire.

  8. Please return the Motorhome on (or before) the agreed time at the agreed drop-off place (see overleaf); or contact the Owner should you wish to request a change in the time or place.  The Hirer will be responsible for any costs due to late return or return to any other place not previously agreed. The cost for unauthorised late return is the daily rate plus 50% and the cost of returning it to any other place other than the agreed destination will be determined by the actual cost to return the motorhome to the agreed destination plus 50%.

  9. The Owner shall have the right to terminate the Hire and take immediate possession of the Motorhome without compensation or refund of monies paid if, the Hirer fails to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement or if the Motorhome is damaged. 

  10. New Zealand legislation provides limited coverage for personal injury.  We strongly recommend that all people travelling in New Zealand take out Personal Travel Insurance.

  11. Cancellation Policy:

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