Lakes and Fells Campervan Hire

Rental Agreement/Terms and conditions.

Lakes and Fells Camper van Hire; Terms & Conditions/ Campervan Rental Agreement.

The customer always comes first when you hire our Lakes and fells campervan. To ensure you know exactly what to expect during your booking and hire please read our Terms and Conditions below. Please note that we have updated our cancellation terms and conditions for hire in 2021 to ensure for more flexibility due to COVID-19 and government travel restrictions.

1;Minimum Hire

  • Minimum hire of Campervan is 3 nights and you can hire our campervans for up to 30 days at a time. If you would like a 2-night hire, we can accommodate this but you will have to pay for 3 nights.

  • During May, June, July and August, there is a minimum hire of 7 nights unless otherwise agreed with Lakes and Fells campervan hire.

2;Passengers

  • Lakes and Fells Campervan hire authorises the use of this vehicle up to max 5 passengers including the Driver. Each person to use the safety restraints provided at all times whilst the vehicle is in motion.

3; Drivers

  • The driver requirements are that you are 25 years old and above and hold a full driving licence. our insurers state no more than two minor convictions should be held on your licence at the time of travel.

    All guests will be required to register their details, which are kept securely.

    You will receive a booking confirmation email from us and then for insurance purposes we need you to email us some details for each driver.

    Address ID – this can be a photo of a utility bill, bank statement or council rates bill dated within 3 months of your hire date which must match the address on your Driving Licence.

  • A copy of your photo Driving Licence and DOB

  • Additional Drivers must provide the same information as the main driver: Photo Driving Licence number DOB and a photo emailed to us of a utility bill with the same name and address as the Driving Licence.

       Details of any additional drivers are required in advance of rental period.

  • Drivers are personally liable for all legal penalties (e.g.: parking tickets) speeding fines, which are incurred during the period of hire.

  • Maximum of 4 drivers per rental

  • All drivers must be present at Booking Hire Start Day

  • A £500 insurance excess returnable deposit is required 7 days prior of rental.

4; Campervan Hire Rates quoted include:

  • Unlimited miles

  • UK standard vehicle insurance*

  • UK standard equipment & breakdown

  • * Insurance loading. In some cases Lakes and Fells campervan hire will incur additional charges if the driver to be insured has a traffic conviction, is using a non-UK driving license or is in an occupation which is deemed high risk. These charges will be passed onto the customers.

5; Payment of your Campervan Rental

Availability is on a request and confirm basis at the time of reservation.

A reservation is only binding after it has been confirmed by Lakes and Fells campervan hire and a deposit of £125 has been received (or deposit as agreed in writing by us Lakes and Fells campervan hire).

Our terms and conditions including cancellation policy will apply from this point onwards. Once the reservation is confirmed, a confirmation email will be sent out to you, the customer.

Settlement of the remaining balance will be due 4 weeks (28 days) before your Booking Rental Start date for hires taken in 2021 and six weeks (42 days) prior to Booking Rental Start date for hires taken from 1st January 2022

A refundable security deposit will be held 7 days prior to the start of your rental period to cover Insurance Excess and any damages or road traffic fines incurred. The security deposit will be released/refunded 7 days after the end of your hire less any incurred costs for damages and fines.

I irrevocably authorise Lakes and Fells Campervan hire to deduct from the security deposit any amounts due by me to Lakes and fells campervan hire arising out of this agreement. The security deposit will be released/refunded directly to my payment card or bank account whichever way it was received 7 days after the return of the Campervan provided the vehicle being returned to the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and with a full fuel tank.

I acknowledge that there will be a 24-hour cooling off period on return of the vehicle allowing the owner (Lakes and Fells campervan hire) to make a thorough inspection inside and out having washed and removed all dirt and debris to allow for such inspection. Any damages found within this 24-hour period will be notified to the hirer by photo and email and deducted from the Security Deposit accordingly.

We reserve the right to retain a £75.00 soiling fee if the Campervan is not returned with the interior in a clean condition.

we reserve the right to retain a £50 fee if the porta-potti is not emptied and cleaned properly prior to the return of the vehicle

Delivery and Collection times will be agreed prior to rental in writing and signed for on your Vehicle Check Sheet prior to departure with the following late charges applied for late returns:

Up to 30 minutes late: £25

30 to 60 minutes late: £50

Over 60 minutes late: £100

6; Campervan Hire Extras

Local Train/Bus Station pick up Oxenholme, Kendal, Staveley, Windermere (up to 4 people) free of charge. Free delivery and collection of the van to your home on day of departure/return within 15 miles of Crosthwaite La8 8hs is available. At this time there are no facility's to park your vehicle. at our premises these terms and condition's may contain references to such facility for future reference.

please contact us for further afield booking's

Dog Cleaning – £25 per hire – maximum 2 dogs per hire

Porta Loo and tent £20 per hire

Free Camping Gas is included in the price of hire with cost of replacement of camping gas refunded if you need to re-fill it whilst on hire subject to you providing your receipt to Lakes and Fells campervan hire.

7;Cancellation Charges

Our Flexible Travel and Cancellation policy and charges due to COVID-19 will remain in place until the end of 2021. Our standard travel and cancellation policy will apply to holidays taken from 1st January 2022.

Flexible COVID-19 Travel Policy – Cancellation Charges for Campervan Holidays taken in 2021

Customers may make changes to their holiday reservation up to 2 weeks before hire by:

taking a credit note for their deposit to spend by end December 2022

Receive a full refund

For bookings less than 2 weeks (14 nights) prior to rental start date customers may:

Take a credit note for their deposit and balance to spend by end December 2022 if travel restrictions are brought into place in their area prohibiting them from travel within that two weeks prior to their rental start date (Please note this condition applies to UK residents only)

Forfeit 100% of the total hire charge if cancelled less than 2 weeks before rental start date unless travel restrictions have been brought into place in their area within that 2 weeks prohibiting them from travel

Standard Travel Policy – Cancellation Charges for hires booked and/or taken from 1st January 2022

Customers wishing to cancel their reservation will:

Receive a full refund of their deposit if cancelled more than 6 weeks (42 days) prior to rental start date, less a £50 administration fee

Receive 50% of the total hire charge if cancelled between 6 and 4 weeks prior to rental start date, less a £50 administration fee

Forfeit 100% of the total hire charge if cancelled less than 4 weeks before rental start date

8;Rental and other charges

I will pay Lakes and Fells campervan hire;

:all rental charges

:the security deposit.

:the nominated cancellation fee in the event of cancellation of this agreement prior to acceptance of delivery of the vehicle

:the cost of any damage to the vehicle or the property of any third party, subject to the insurance*

:all government fees and duties etc

:all parking fines, other fines or penalties, and/or accidents including third party property damage not reported on return of the vehicle; and associated administration costs incurred in relation to the vehicle during the rental period

any other fees or charges payable by me pursuant to this agreement. *

the daily rental rate for the period the vehicle is off fleet for accident repairs*

the cost to recover a vehicle which has become bogged.*

*This cost is up to the insurance excess amount provided all Terms and Conditions are adhered to. If the insurance deems the insurance to be invalid due to inappropriate use of the vehicle and there has been a breach by the hirer of the terms of this agreement, then the hirer will be liable for all costs.

9. Payment of charges joint and several liability

All charges and expenses payable by me under this agreement are due on demand by Lakes and Fells campervan hire if I do not pay all charges when due, I agree to pay a late charge of 1.5% per month on the outstanding balance and any collection costs incurred by Lakes and Fells campervan hire, including reasonable legal fees. When the customer comprises of more than one person, each person is liable jointly and severally for all obligations of the customer pursuant to this agreement.

10. Campervan Collection and return

Collection: Please allow up to 1 hour for the hand-over of the Campervan to complete documentation and demonstrate our vehicle to you.

Return: Please allow up to half an hour on the return of your vehicle to hand over and check the condition of the vehicle. The vehicle must be returned with a full tank of fuel and returned in the same condition that it was rented to you. The vehicle must be returned on the date stated on the rental agreement and before the stated return time agreed on your Vehicle Check Sheet or confirmed in writing by email from Lakes and Fells campervan hire. The hirer must advise Lakes and fells campervan hire if they are delayed for any reason and additional charges may be charged.

I acknowledge that having received the vehicle in a clean condition and in sound working order in accordance with the departure checklist and with a full fuel tank:

I will return the vehicle in a clean condition with a full fuel tank, on the return date and time set out under the heading ‘Return time’ in the Vehicle Check Sheet.

I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire will not refund to me any monies, nor have any obligation to provide a replacement vehicle, if the vehicle is returned or I cease to have the use of the vehicle prior to the return date for any reason e.g. accident, weather or theft

11. Title to vehicle

I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire retains title to the vehicle and that I possess the goods as a mere bailee only. I do not have any right to pledge Lakes and Fells campervan hire credit in connection with the vehicle and agree not to do so. I shall not agree, attempt, offer or purport to sell, assign, sublet, lend, pledge, mortgage, let on hire, or otherwise part with or attempt to part with the personal possession of or otherwise deal with the vehicle.

12. Use of the vehicle

I agree that during the rental period, I will not and will not allow the vehicle to be:

  • Driven otherwise than in a cautious, prudent and normal manner;

  • Used in a manner which could cause damage;

  • Driven in a prohibited area or in an area other than the areas indicated by me by Lakes and Fells campervan hire;

  • Driven by a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol level in excess of that permitted by law;

  • Left with the ignition key in the vehicle while it is unoccupied

  • Left unoccupied without being fully locked

  • Driven by persons:

Under the age of 23 years; or who is not authorised by law to drive the vehicle. Particulars of a proposed licensed driver of the vehicle are set out under the heading ‘driver details’ in the motor rental agreement.

  • Damaged by:

  • Submersion in water

  • Contact with salt water

  • Used for any illegal purpose for any race, rally or contest

  • Used to tow any vehicle or trailer.

  • Used to carry passengers or property for hire or reward

  • Used to carry more persons than is permitted by any relevant authority or detailed in the vehicle manual or on the vehicle or specified in this agreement

  • Used to carry volatile liquids, gases, explosives or other corrosive or inflammable material

  • Otherwise used in breach of my obligations under this agreement.

13. Alterations to the vehicle

I shall not make any alterations or additions to the vehicle without the prior written consent of Lakes and Fells campervan hire.

14. Maintenance

I shall take all reasonable steps to properly maintain the vehicle, including oil checks, water and batteries.

I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire will reimburse me for expenditure up to UK £50.00 reasonably incurred in rectifying any mechanical failure to the drivetrain and engine of the vehicle (not including the water system, refrigerator, heating, audio equipment) provided that:

  • I produce relevant receipts

  • I have received the prior consent of Lakes and Fells Campervan Hire.

  • The damage is not due to my fault or my breach of this agreement.

  • Subject to the terms of this agreement, I will pay for the cost of repairing or replacing tyres* damaged during the rental period and agree to:

  • Contact Lakes and Fells campervan hire to notify them of damage to tyre immediately

Await confirmation from Lakes and Fells campervan hire re replacement of tyre or tyre repair and location of repair

  • Replacement of tyre to be the same tyre brand and quality or like for like if the brand is not available

  • Pay the full costs of repair or replacement directly to the garage or be liable for all costs of replacement

  • I will be liable for any costs associated with the incorrect use of fuel (fuel being diesel or petrol.)

15. Responsibility when accident occurs

In the event of any accident, loss or damage arising out of the use of the vehicle:

  • I will notify Lakes and Fells campervan hire immediately of the happening of the event. I will call them but if contact cannot be made then I will email them to notify them of damages and await for a response before leaving the place of the accident

  • I will obtain the names and addresses of third parties and any witnesses and report the event to the nearest police station

  • I will not make any admission of liability to other parties; settlement offer or other like offer

  • I will assist Lakes and Fells campervan hire in handling any claim arising from any event, including providing all relevant information and attending court to give evidence

  • I acknowledge that the excess or other amount due by me in respect of any damage arising from an accident, loss or damage is payable at the time of reporting the event and not at the completion of the rental period.

16;Insurance:

  • I agree that the vehicle is insured for fully comprehensive insurance for damage to the vehicle and the property and medical costs of a third party less the excess set by the insurers. (Please note that our insurance does not cover medical cover for our hirers; it only covers damages to our vehicle.)

  • I will have to pay an excess for any damage. The insurance excess is £500 as agreed and paid through our security deposit (or another amount requested and agreed by Lakes and Fells Campervan hire insurers for customers

  • I will have to pay an excess for any damage.

The insurance excess is £500 as agreed and paid through our security deposit (or another amount requested and agreed by Lakes and fells campervan hire insurers for customers with points; or countries not covered by standard excess;

The security deposit is paid to cover the insurance excess and will be set against the cost for any damage to the vehicle. Our customers are liable up to the value of the security deposit paid for the insurance excess.

Please note that resolution of damage issues is time consuming to resolve and we reserve the right to charge an administration fee in addition to the repair cost.

I will not have any insurance cover and I will be responsible for the total cost of any damage if I am in breach of any of the terms of this agreement

An excess is applied for windscreen damage* according to our insurer’s terms and will be taken off the hirer’s security deposit:

£100 being applied for full replacement of the windscreen

The customer will be responsible for damages to tyres* and the cost of repair or replacement will come off the security deposit.

The customer will be responsible for damages to optional extras such as Awnings, Porta loo, and the cost of repair or replacement will come off the security deposit.

17. Release and indemnity of Lakes and Fells Campervan hire

Subject to its obligation to deliver the vehicle, I release Lakes and Fells campervan hire, its employees and agents, from any liability to me (regardless of who is at fault) for any loss or damage incurred by me by reason of this agreement, including but not limited to:

  • Any loss or damage caused by breakdown, mechanical defect, accident or the vehicle being unsuitable for my purpose

  • Any loss or damage to any property left in or on the vehicle, in any service vehicle or on any Lakes and Fells premises premises or recovered or handled by Lakes and Fells campervan hire.

  • Subject to any insurance arrangements agreed with Lakes and Fells campervan hire, I hereby indemnify and shall keep indemnified Lakes and Fells campervan hire, its employees and agents against any claims, demands and expenses (including legal costs) incurred or sustained by them or any of them by reason of my use and/or possession of the vehicle.

  • Instances beyond Lakes and Fells campervan hire control that means they cannot release the vehicle to me due to a prior accident or fault with the vehicle. In this instance, Lakes and Fells campervan hire will endeavour to find a replacement vehicle or give a full refund of the price of hire to the customer.

18. Road restrictions

All vehicles may only be driven on sealed / bitumen roads.

I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire reserves the right at any time, at its sole discretion, to restrict vehicle movements in certain areas due to adverse road or weather conditions or any other reasonable cause

19. Pets

  • I will not allow any animals to be carried in the vehicle without the prior consent of Lakes and Fells campervan hire

  • I will pay the additional cleaning charge of £25 for up to two dogs and understand that I am expected to return the vehicle interior in a reasonable condition, cleaned of visible pet hair and dirt to the best of my ability.

  • I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire reserves the right to charge me an additional cleaning fee (in addition to the pet cleaning fee of £25) if reasonable efforts to clean the campervan of pet hair and dirt have not been made.

20. Definitions of terms and conditions

Definitions of terms and conditions ‘I’, ’me’ and ‘my’ refers jointly and severally to the person or persons who are the customers; ‘this agreement’ means the rental agreement, the insurance motor rental agreement and these terms and conditions. In the event of any discrepancy between these terms and conditions and any other Lakes and Fells campervan hire literature, the provisions of these terms and conditions apply.

Lakes and Fells campervan hire- ‘Means Lakes and Fells campervan hire owned by Keith and Hayley Mason, Frances Mary Barn, Crosthwaite, Cumbria, La88hs

Customer’ -Means the person or persons nominated as the hirer under the heading ‘hire details’ on the insurance motor rental agreement and any person whose credit or debit card is presented in payment of the customer’s charges.

‘living equipment’ – Includes but is not limited to crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils.

‘Over head damage’ – All drivers must be aware of the (unusual) height of the motorhome and are responsible for all damage if driven under an obstruction that is too low for it to clear – the obvious examples are low bridges and height restrictions into car parks etc. In this event neither the basic insurance nor collision damage waiver will apply and the hirer will be responsible for the repair of all damages. Overhead damage is deemed as any damage to any part of the vehicle which occurs above 6 feet (1.83 metres) and or any third party property. The hire rate quoted includes a standard excess of £500 or other amount as agreed by our insurers for licenses outside the UK and EU. In the event of any damage to either the vehicle or third party property, the hirer will be liable up to the full amount of the security deposit paid. The hirer will also be fully liable for all overhead damage, any damage deemed as gross negligence and replacement or repair of windows and windscreens or tyre damage.

‘rental period’ – Means the hire period referred to under the heading ‘booking details’ on the rental agreement or any agreed variation thereof and any additional period during which the vehicle is in the customer’s possession or control

‘vehicle’ – Means the vehicle described under the heading ‘vehicle details’ on the rental agreement and includes tyres, tools, accessories, the living equipment and any other special equipment, documents related to the vehicle and any replacement or substitute vehicle which may be provided at the discretion Lakes and Fells Campervan hire.

security deposit’ – Means the vehicle security deposit detailed under the heading ‘vehicle security deposit’ in the insurance motor rental agreement. The hire rate quoted includes a standard excess of £500 or other amount as agreed by our insurers for licenses outside the UK and EU.

21;Terminating the agreement

I acknowledge that Lakes and Fells campervan hire may terminate this agreement and repossess the vehicle at any time, without notification to me, and that I will pay the reasonable costs of repossessing the vehicle, including towing charges if;

  • I am in breach of any term of this agreement;

  • I have obtained the vehicle through fraud or misrepresentation;

  • The vehicle appears to be abandoned

  • The vehicle is not returned on the agreed return date or Lakes and Fells campervan hire reasonably believes that the vehicle will not be returned on the agreed return date;

  • Lakes and fells campervan hire considers on reasonable grounds, that the safety of passengers or the condition of the vehicle is endangered. I understand that in the event of such termination or repossession, I have no right to a refund of any part of the rental charges or the security deposit

22. Changes

Any changes to this agreement must be in writing and must be signed on behalf of Lakes and Fells Campervan hire and by me.

23. Proper law

This agreement shall be governed by the law of England in which this agreement was signed.

24. My warranties

I warrant that all information supplied by me to Lakes and Fells campervan hire in connection with this agreement is true.

25. Entire agreement

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other oral undertakings, warranties or agreements between the parties relating to the subject matter of this agreement. Lakes and Fells campervan hire reserves the right to add or amend any rental charges without prior notice.