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“the Code” means the Made Up Textiles Association’s Code Of Practice for Marquee Hirers, a copy of which is available on request.

“Company” Crest Marquees Ltd or agents. 

“Delivery Date, “Deposit (if any)”, “Equipment”, “Client”, “Price”, “Site” and “Use Period” shall have the meanings as set out in the Quotation.

“Period of Hire” means the period from the Delivery Date until the Equipment has been dismantled and removed from the Site. 

“Quotation” means the quotation sent by the Company to the Client as set out overleaf. 

These conditions shall apply to all orders and contracts for the supply of Equipment in the UK by the Company or its authorised agents and if there are any qualifications or variations to these conditions it is important for the avoidance of doubt that such variations should be in writing in the overleaf. 

All orders for the goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the Client to hire goods in accordance with these conditions, the Code and the Quotation. 

The Company Undertakes

to deliver the Equipment on the Delivery Date and to proceed to erect it for use on or before the commencement of the Use Period except that if the Equipment is tables, chairs and forms the Company’s obligation is limited to delivery only.

to dismantle and remove the Equipment from the Site as soon as reasonably practicable after the Use Period.

The Hirer Undertakes.

to deliver the Deposit (if any) and to pay the balance in accordance with the Quotation.

to pay interest on all monies outstanding 14 days after the date for payment both before and after judgements at a rate of 4% per annum above the base rate of National Westminster Bank from time to time. 

to provide the Company a reasonable period of time before the Delivery Date with an accurate plan of the Site showing all relevant services and any apparent obstacles which may effect the erection of the Equipment and the position on the Site in which the Equipment is to be erected and to advise the Company of any alterations in the Site of which it is aware that may rake place after the date that the plan is provided. 

to give notice to or obtain any necessary permits from local authorities and/or the Site owners prior to erection. 

if any part of the Equipment includes electrical apparatus to provide such power points or supply as may be reasonably required by the Company within 15 metres of the Equipment.

not to enter the Equipment while it is being erected by the Company.

to keep any part of the Equipment that is framed structure or a tent completely closed and secure any in particular any door in place and fastened when not in use. 

8a. The Client shall be responsible for and indemnify the Company against loss of or damage to all hired Equipment whatsoever the cause. 

8b. The Client must provide to the Company proof of having arranged insurance in their name for their hired Equipment at least seven days prior to the delivery date of the Equipment. 

8c. Upon payment of the “Damage Waiver Fee” referred to on the quotation then the above clauses 8a & 8b will not apply. Please note that the Client will remain responsible for and will indemnify the Company against any loss of or damage to all Hired Equipment resulting from their negligence or legal liability.

not to use any lighting, heating, cooking, or other electrical appliances of any kind without the consent in writing of the Company. 

not to tamper with the structure or any part of the Equipment and in particular not to affix or suspend from the Equipment any item whatsoever without the Company’s prior written consent. 

Payment terms: deposit of 20% of order value with booking form followed by the remaining balance when the Company has completed the set up.


The Company will use its best endeavours to supply the Client with the Equipment ordered. Where this is not possible the Company will notify the Client as soon as possible of any alterations to the design and specification of the Equipment and where the alteration is fundamental the Client may terminate this contract. Any Deposit paid will be refunded. 

The Price is based on the assumption that the Client provides a firm and level site of turf (or some other material not impervious to stakes and able to absorb rainwater) and is served by a firm access road adjacent to the Site with adequate hard standing for commercial vehicles, is free from flooding, trees, and overhead construction. If this is not the case or if the Client wishes the Company to erect the Equipment in a different position on the Site to the one indicated by the Client to the Company at the time of the quotation and in either event the costs to the Company are subsequently increased by reason of increase in labour costs or any other factor the Company may increase the Price in accordance with the Company’s published pricelist and hourly labour rates then in force.  


The Price does not include making good any repairs to the Site unless caused by the negligence of the Company’s servants, agents, or contractors. 


Either party shall have the right to terminate this contract without penalty within 7 days from the date hereof subject to written confirmation of such termination being given by one part to the other within such period.

In the event of such termination by either party the Company shall refund to the Client all sums paid by the Client to the Company by way of Deposit or otherwise.

Once the period of seven days referred to in the preceding clause has past should either party cancel the contract compensation will be paid of 50% of the Price, save that it is cancelled within 7 days prior to the Period of Hire the compensation will be the full Price. 

If the Client cancels pursuant to the precedent clause and the Company is able to re-let the Equipment then the Client shall not pay the full cancellation charge but an administration charge based on the costs incurred by us in re-letting the Equipment which in any event shall not exceed 20% of the Price.  

Exclusion of Liability.

The Company will make every effort to complete the erection of the Equipment on or before the commencement of the Use Period, provided that the Client has complied with the undertakings set out above.  If the Equipment is not erected before the commencement of the Use Period the Client shall have the right to withdraw and the Company shall return all monies paid.  If the Equipment is not erected because of the delays due to weather or other circumstances beyond its reasonable control the Company shall not be liable to pay further compensation to the Client.

The Company shall take all reasonable care to avoid any damage to the Clients own Equipment but cannot be responsible for any loss suffered by the Client in Respect thereof other than as a result of the negligence of the Company’s servants, agents, or contractors.

Heating or cooking equipment be placed a minimum of six feet from the marquee or tent panels and not left unattended whilst in use.

No heating or cooking within the marquee or tent other than by electrical appliances or purpose designated butane or propane gas appliances.

Barbecue equipment or open fires to be placed a minimum of fifteen feet from the marquee or tent and not left unattended whilst in use.


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