Brentwood Terms & Conditions


PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS A BOOKING/ENQUIRY/CONTACT SERVICE OPERATED BY PRACTICAL CAR & VAN RENTAL LTD ON BEHALF OF OUR FRANCHISEES. ANY BOOKING/ENQUIRY/CONTACT IS MADE WITH THE FRANCHISEE AND ANY LEGAL CONTRACT IS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE RENTER AND THE FRANCHISEE DIRECTLY, NOT PRACTICAL CAR & VAN RENTAL LTD. THE DETAILS OF THE LEGAL ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE FRANCHISEES WEBPAGE OR BY CONTACTING PRACTICAL HEAD OFFICE ON 0121 772 8599.

  • All drivers and/or payees must show valid original driving licences plus 2 forms of ID, copies are not accepted. See below for the GB licence check procedure.
  • All pricing is per day and subject to availability.
  • Minimum rental period is 24 hours (unless stated otherwise).
  • All rentals include insurance (subject to excess, breakdown cover, mileage (subject to local limits) and VAT).
  • All rentals are subject to the insurance qualification of all drivers – full details can be found:- Terrm & Conditions PDF.
  • Collision Damage Waiver may be available – please ask for details.
  • The Damage and Theft excess may vary by location – please ask for details.
  • Van Rentals are subject to an overhead roof damage excess.
  • Additional Drivers are acceptable at an additional cost.
  • Drivers must have held their licence for a minimum of 12 months (or 2 years if the driver is under 25 or a non UK licence holder and local restrictions may apply too).
  • One Way rentals are available – please ask for details.
  • Deposits by credit or debit card are required on all rentals. Payment is generally taken when you collect the vehicle, however this policy varies, please check with your renting location as some sites require a booking deposit.
  • When you reserve a vehicle with us we will assume your drop off time is the same as your pick up time UNLESS YOU MAKE IT CLEAR OTHERWISE.

Car/MPV Hire Age Range: 23-75 (this may vary on some makes and models)

Van/Minibus Hire Age Range: 23-72 (this may vary on some makes and models)

Drivers outside these ranges may be accepted subject to insurance clearance (surcharges may apply)

  • Foreign Licence Rules - We must be able to read and understand the licence presented and establish it is valid. We cannot accept an International Drivers Permit on it's own without the original under any circumstances. European Licences with the EU symbol are acceptable without an International licence. IDP's are intended for the purpose of translation and validity of the original. The onus is on the Renter to provide a translation to confirm all our Insurance Risk questions.
  • Sat Nav units may be available - please ask for details.

Each of our franchisees is a separate legal entity and as such Practical Car & Van Rental Ltd cannnot and will not be held responsible for any financial recompense or legal liability deemed appropriate by any third party.

Cancellation and No Show Policy

If your travel plans change, you may normally cancel your booking free of charge anytime up until 24 hours before your rental is due to start except rentals commencing on a Monday which require 48 hours notice of cancellation. Please check with your renting site if the local terms are different.

If you fail to pick up your car or van on the day your rental is due to start, or do not cancel with more than 24 hours notice prior to the time it is due to start, you will be required to pay at least £35 or the locations own designated fee.

Vehicles are subject to availability. If not available a free upgrade to the next vehicle group will be offered. The location you want to book with will give you a minimum 48 hours notice in the event that they have to cancel your booking in extreme unforeseen circumstances, Cancellation would only occur after every effort has been made to source an alternative vehicle/transport and where a free upgrade would not be appropriate.

GB Driving Licence Checking procedure.

You may check your licence yourself online no more than 72 hours in advance OR check at the rental office when you collect your vehicle.

This will add a few minutes to the normal procedure so please allow time for this to be done.

This is essential for Rental Companies to do in order to comply with the Insurance Companies Rules.

To check you will need your Driving Licence, National Insurance Number and Post Code.

First go to this web site address:-  https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

Log in with the full 16 digit driver number, National Insurance Number and Postcode.

Then choose to SHARE the driving licence information, this page can be printed as well. If you cannot print - no problem - BUT make sure you bring the SHARE code to the rental office along with the licence and your ID. NB note the share code is case sensitive​.

All GB Drivers Must Do This

On arrival at site the renting location will enter the SHARE code that you the driver(s) have been given. This will be printed and retained (on ONE page) all of the drivers information. The rental company has to have this information for their Insurance Company.

There is also another option for GB customers who have trouble on the web checking their own licence or who don't know their National Insurance number. If GB licence holders cannot generate a code online then you can call 0300 083 0013 (national rate from a land line) and DVLA will provide you with a SHARE code. Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7pm, Saturday 8.00am to 2pm. National Insurance number NOT needed.

Alternatively you can call DVLA on 0300 790 6801 (national rate from a land line) and leave permission for your driving record to be checked verbally by a nominated person or organisation. You have to go through 3 levels of options which are 1 - 4 - 2. This permission is valid for 7 days. Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7pm, Saturday 8.00am to 2pm. National Insurance number NOT needed. The nominated site who needs the information then calls DVLA, states who they are and that there is a verbal message allowing them the information. DVLA will then give the details the site needs (entitlements and endorsements).​

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?

The prices we show, or quote, are inclusive of VAT, Insurance, Breakdown Cover & a mileage allowance of 200 miles included in all daily rental's. In weekly rentals there is a 1000 miles included, any additional mileage is charged at 10 pence +VAT per mile therafter. As an example, an additional 100 miles would cost a total of £12.00 (inclusive of VAT).

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?

Deposits vary depending on driving experience, age and convictions which range from £100 - £250 deposit . All Deposits are pre authorised on a debit/credit card upon collection of the vehicle and are held by your bank in your account for 7-10 working days. Metro Bank, Monza & online bank customers please note that it is your Bank's policy to hold these pre authoraisations for 28 days. 

CAN YOU CANCEL A RESERVATION?

If you know longer require the vehicle you have booked, let us know ASAP.  We must be notified at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled collection time otherwise a charge will be incurred, which ranges from £25.00 up to one day’s vehicle hire. 

 

ARE TYRES / PUNCTURES COVERED?

The hirer is responsible for any punctures / tyre damages etc. The lessor will ensure that all tyres are maintained and kept within the legal road limits and are roadworthy.

 

IS THE WINDSCREEN COVERED?

Windscreen damage is the hirer's responsibility

WHAT IF I AM LATE RETURNING THE VEHICLE, OR I WISH TO EXTEND THE HIRE?

All hires are on an 8.30am to 8.30am basis. Please consider the hirer that has booked the vehilce after you. It is very important that you contact us and let us know if you are going to be late. We can then advise you of any additional charges and if required can arrange payment and insurance cover.

If you would like to collect the vehicle the evening before, you can collect between the hours of 16:00-17:00 for an early collection fee of £20.00 (subject to availability on the day).

 

 

WHAT IF IM GOING IN TO THE CONGESTION CHARGE ZONE OR USING THE DARTFORD CROSSING?

It is the hirers responsibility to arrange payment for all charges of this kind. There is a £20.00 + VAT administration charge for each penalty charges received.

The London Congestion charge can be paid by visiting the following link:

 https://congestioncharging.tfl.gov.uk/b/pb/provideVRM.faces?referrer=cc

The Dartford crossing charge can be paid by visitng the following link:

 https://www.gov.uk/pay-dartford-crossing-charge

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS A BOOKING/ENQUIRY/CONTACT SERVICE OPERATED BY PRACTICAL CAR & VAN RENTAL LTD ON BEHALF OF OUR FRANCHISEES. ANY BOOKING/ENQUIRY/CONTACT IS MADE WITH THE FRANCHISEE AND ANY LEGAL CONTRACT IS ENTERED INTO BETWEEN THE RENTER AND THE FRANCHISEE DIRECTLY, NOT PRACTICAL CAR & VAN RENTAL LTD. THE DETAILS OF THE LEGAL ENTITY CAN BE FOUND ON THE FRANCHISEES WEBPAGE OR BY CONTACTING PRACTICAL HEAD OFFICE ON 0121 772 8599.



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