Terms and Conditions Of Hire
This website and all domain names are a trading style of Nicholas Smith Ltd.
Prices are liable to change without notice. All goods and offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied at any time and without notice.
These terms and conditions do not affect your consumer statutory rights.
Late wedding measures or orders received three weeks or less before collection date, may be the subject of a small surcharge if extra costs are involved to ourselves and will not be included in the final calculation of any discount that may be due.
A contract between Nicholas Smith Ltd and the customer only begins when the goods have been ordered and a deposit paid.
Obvious computer errors in pricing on the docket ( including incorrect “extended hire” calculations) will not be honoured.
Outfits will be made available for collection (in a hanging garment cover) on the date stated on the hire docket. All contents will be shown and agreed with the customer upon collection and therefore no claims for shortages will be entertained once the hire garments have left the premises. Any incorrect supply of garments must be notified to us by 12.00 noon on the day after collection. Claims for incorrect supply will not be entertained after the occasion date.
All hired items must be returned on the original coat hangers, together with all garment covers and hat boxes. A charge will apply if any suits are returned on wire coat hangers. (See in store for list of charges)
Nicholas Smith Ltd will not be held responsible if by reason of fire, accident, strike, lock-out or force majeure, or for ANY reason beyond their control, any hired article is not available.
All goods are the sole responsibility of the hirer when taken from our premises and are hired on the understanding that they are returned, in an undamaged condition, on the return date which is marked on the hire docket.
Security Deposits will continue to be held after the return of badly stained hired garments (not covered by A.D.I.) pending the outcome of specialist cleaning.
Due to the natural properties of wool and silk materials, the ongoing replacement of worn or damaged stock and the effects of dry cleaning, slight shade differences can be apparent between some hire garments. Nicholas Smith constantly monitor these changes and only send out hire garments that they believe are within acceptable tolerances.
The hirer will be held responsible for the full replacement cost (at current retail price) of any garments, accessories or hired items that, in our opinion, have been subject to malicious damage, loss or theft. In this regard we require the customer’s authorisation to charge their Credit/Debit Card to this value. All accidental damage is covered by our own insurance scheme (A.D.I)
Overdue hires will be charged at 20% of the total hire charge for every day late.
In the event of any hired articles not being returned within 14 days of the date due for return, the hirer shall be liable to Nicholas Smith Ltd for the full value thereof at the current retail price as at the date of collection, together with hire charges accrued as described in the preceding paragraph, until payment is received.
A deposit of £25.00 per person is required to secure your booking. In the event of the order or articles being cancelled Nicholas Smith Ltd will retain the following amounts:
Cancellation notified over 48 hours before collection date – 25% of order value
All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20% unless otherwise stated. Certain items may be exempt from VAT. Exempt or non VAT items are not necessarily identified separately. If you are VAT registered and intend to reclaim the VAT you will require a comprehensive VAT receipt which will, of course, categorise all items. Please contact us if a VAT receipt is required.
Limitation of Liability
The Web site is provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any warranty being given in relation to the Web site including (but not limited to) implied warranties of non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
We make no warranty that the Web site will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that the site or the server(s) that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of material uploaded or transmitted through the Web site
We will not be liable in contract, tort, negligence, for pre-contract or other representations (other than fraudulent or negligent representations) or otherwise out of or in connection with these Terms & Conditions of Use for: • any economic loss (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or • any special or indirect losses whatsoever.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents and suppliers, harmless immediately on demand, from and against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of any breach of these Terms out of your use of the Web site
Each provision of these Terms & Conditions of Use shall be construed separately and independently of each other and the validity of any one part shall not affect the validity of any other part.
These Terms & Conditions of Use shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English court.
PLEASE NOTE: PRICES AND PROMOTIONS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE.
ALL ITEMS ARE OFFERED FOR SALE ON A GOOD FAITH BASIS
NO WARRANTY IS GIVEN THAT GOODS ARE IN STOCK OR AVAILABLE.
ANY CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND CUSTOMER DOES NOT COMMENCE UNTIL THE GOODS HAVE BEEN ORDERED AND PAID FOR.
ALL GOODS ARE AS DESCRIBED BUT CUSTOMERS ARE REMINDED THAT, DUE TO THE REPRODUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE INTERNET AND BROWSERS, THERE MAY BE SLIGHT VARIANCES TO COLOURS ON SCREEN.