If you are renting a bound house, castle, slide, or similar items from a party-rental company for a special event, it is important that you get everything in writing. Here are a few things that you need to make sure are detailed in your written contract with the party-rental contract.
First, you need to make sure that the contract details all the factors that contribute toward the overall price of the rental.
For example, the contract should include details about delivery and pick-up fees for the items that you are renting. The contract should also include information about the hourly or daily rental charge. If someone will be running the equipment for you, the contract should include information about the fee that you are paying them.
All of the expenses should be itemized within the contract.
#2: Deposit Conditions
Next, the contract should include how much of the total price you are expected to put down as a deposit to reserve the equipment. The contract should clearly state the amount and the date when the deposit is due; if the deposit was paid when the contract was written, the contract should include that information as well.
The contract should also clearly state under what conditions your deposit would not be returned to you, such as with a late cancellation or if you break or damage the equipment.
#3: Penalties for Late Equipment
If you have to pick up and return the equipment yourself, the contract should clearly state what the penalties are for equipment that is late. The contract should provide you with a stated grace period, such as 12 hours to return the equipment after your rental time is up. Then, the contract should specifically state how much you will pay per hour or day until the equipment is returned. Make sure that this is a maximum late charge that the company can charge you; you don't want to accidentally forget something only to find out six months later that you were charged a daily late fee. Late penalties should be reasonable and clearly defined.
#4: Safety Requirements
Finally, make sure that any contract you sign provide detailed information about how to safely use the equipment. It is vitally important for the safety of your family and friends who will be using the equipment that you are informed of how to safety operate the equipment and know about any risks that are involved in the equipment's operation.
Additionally, the contract should state who is liable, the party-rental company or yourself, should anyone be hurt while you are using the rental equipment.
Make sure that your party-rental contract includes all the information above as well as any specific details or conditions that you have discussed with the party-rental place. Talk to companies such as City Rentals to look at specific offers.