EQUIPMENT RENTAL :
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Rental Period and Price
The daily rate is applicable for up to three consecutive days. After this period, the weekly rate comes into place. The items leased on Friday and returned on the following Monday will be charged according to the weekend rate.
Despite all our efforts to place a sufficient number of items up for rental, the availability of products displayed is not assured. It is recomended to make reservations.
Having production insurance is strongly recommended for every rental.
It is our right to demand that a client get insurances according to certain criteria and if the total value of the rented equipment exceeds 5,000$.
As every production is unique and has specific needs, we recommend for you the insurance company ‘Front Row’. Be sure to ask one of our rental clerks to get an exclusive Lozeau discount.
If you already hold such insurances, you have to send us a copy of your certificate at least 5 days before the rental date and Lozeau will have to appear on it as beneficiary.
Please be sure to pass this document on to your insurance broker (or to Front Row if you’re using their services) and to send us the certificate at this email address : firstname.lastname@example.org
This service is not part or under the care of Lozeau, it is only a company that is recommended by Lozeau.
A security deposit is required (Visa or MasterCard) for all customers. The amount of the deposit will vary depending on the leased equipment, but still represents 50% of the reservation. If multiple items are rented at the same time, the amounts of security deposits add up. The cost of deposits and rentals are payable at the beginning of the rental period. All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
In the event of cancellation by the customer, the deposit amount is refundable up to 48 hours prior to the rental date. For example, a rental planned to start on Friday must be canceled before Tuesday night. After this period, Lozeau will retain the deposit amount.
In the case of late return, one or many additional days will be added to the customer's bill. Depending on the case, a contract can be extended after agreement between the customer and Lozeau. However, if the equipment is already reserved for another client, the equipment must be returned on time.
Lozeau is not responsible for problems arising from the misuse of their equipment. Our team of experts will give you all the advice on the use of leased equipment and ensure that you understand how it works. Some of the equipment is complex: our responsibility is limited to the demonstration. Instruction manuals are included with all items rented.
Our equipment is available for rent in perfect running condition and well maintained.
If a piece of leased equipment is faulty, please advise our team immediately. Any breakage, damage or problem must be reported as soon as possible to Lozeau. If you fail to report such information, Lozeau may add the costs of repair and / or replacement to your bill. It is the responsibility of Lozeau to ensure that the leased equipment is complete and works well when given to the customer. Similarly, the customer is responsible for proper use and manipulation. Lozeau cannot be held responsible for insufficient knowledge or misuse by the customer.
Rental Terms and Conditions
This contract between L.L. Lozeau Ltd (« the Lessor »), doing business at 6229-6235 St. Hubert, Montreal, QC, H2S 2L9, and the Lessee (whose name and address are shown on the reverse side of this contract) takes effect on the date the Lessee takes receipt of the rental equipment. This contract shall end when the Lessee shall have returned the rental equipment and all his obligations shall have been met. The front and back of this contract shall be considered an integral part of this contract, which represents the full extent of the agreement between the Lessor and the Lessee. The Lessor’s acceptance of a reservation or an order does not constitute an acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Lessee, whether or not they are described on the Lessee’s purchase order. The Lessee understands and accepts that the terms and conditions may be subject to change without notice.
Any equipment is rented for a minimum of one day. The Lessee shall be deemed, in every right, to have had the use of the equipment and the accessories from the day he shall have taken possession until the day he returns the equipment to the Lessor. The Lessee of equipment recognizes that he and his agents know how to manipulate and use the rental equipment correctly. The Lessee undertakes to return the equipment to the Lessor at his expense, at the time and date agreed upon, otherwise the Lessee shall be presumed to be in possession of the equipment illegally. The Lessee shall be responsible for any damage caused to rental equipment.
2.Examination of equipment
The Lessee recognizes having examined and verified the equipment as described and recognizes having received it in good condition and in working order. In the case where the Lessee is a corporation, his duly authorized agent shall have performed this examination. The Lessee attests that he understands the rented equipment operations, and that he shall notify the Lessor of any equipment failure, should it arise.
Any rental is payable upon receipt of the equipment, except in the case where clients have an account in good standing with the Lessor. The Lessor reserves the right to require a credit-card deposit, that may be reimbursed to the Lessee, at the discretion of the Lessor, upon the return of the equipment in perfect condition and after all amounts due shall have been paid, and after the Lessor shall have examined and accepted the equipment. A delay of 48 hours shall be afforded to the Lessor to verify that all returned equipment is in perfect condition. The deposit shall be released at the end of these 48 hours. In the event that the Lessor asks the Lessee for a credit card to guarantee amounts that may be due to him pursuant to this contract, including but not limited to rental fees, late fees and costs related to repairs or the loss of equipment, the Lessee agrees hereunder that the Lessor may debit his credit card for all amounts that may be due him in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract.
The equipment is and shall at all times remain the property of the Lessor and the Lessee shall only have the right of use of this equipment as per the terms and conditions of this contract. The Lessee agrees to notify the Lessor of any change in the physical location of the equipment as indicated and agreed to in this contract. Moreover, the Lessee must obtain consent from the Lessor to transport and/or use the equipment outside the province of Quebec. The Lessee agrees to notify the Lessor immediately of any seizure or legal procedure of which the equipment may be the subject. The Lessor may immediately take back the equipment and enter the premises where the equipment might be found and reclaim possession of the equipment without notice or express permission, and shall not bear any liability to the Lessee. The Lessor’s only possible liability in litigation against the Lessee pursuant to this contract is with regard to the reimbursement of the cost of the equipment rental. The Lessee agrees herein to pay the legal fees incurred by the Lessor to enforce his rights in the event of litigation.
The Lessee must insure the rental equipment at his expense for the duration of the rental, at the full current replacement cost, for loss or damage caused by theft, breakage, fire or any other incident of this nature, with an insurance company known and acceptable to the Lessor. Prior to any rental, the Lessor reserves the right to require that the Lessee presents proof of insurance coverage for the rental equipment, in which the Lessor shall be designated as the policy’s beneficiary in the event of a claim.
6.Destruction, loss, theft and fire
The Lessee agrees to immediately pay the Lessor any repair fees and/or replacement fees for any broken, damaged, mutilated, lost, stolen or missing equipment, whether as a result of faulty usage or not on the part of the Lessee. The Lessee must also indemnify the Lessor for lost rental fees during the period the equipment is not available for rental following the replacement of the equipment or necessary repairs to the equipment. The Lessee agrees not to remove the tags or stickers bearing the Lessor’s inscription and accepts that fees may be incurred if these tags or stickers are missing upon the return of the rental equipment. The Lessee is not authorized to modify, take apart, clean, repair or replace any rental equipment, whether it is defective or not, dirty and/or non-performing.
To avoid inconveniencing other clients of the Lessor, arrangements must be made for any rental-period extension, and the Lessee must have had the prior consent of the Lessor at least 48 hours prior the expiry of the initial contract. It is understood that any late return shall incur a penalty, whether it is explicitly mentioned or not in this contract. The Lessor can at any reasonable time enter the premises where the equipment might be stored or used in order to verify its status and condition.
8.Expiry of contract
At the expiration of the contract or its cancellation before term, the Lessee must return the equipment to the Lessor’s address as indicated on the reverse side of this contract in the same condition as upon receipt by Lessee, excepting normal wear, except if the Lessee extends the equipment’s rental period with the consent of the Lessor. The Lessor, and any person authorized by the Lessor, shall without notice or expressed permission take back possession of the equipment and, to this end, enter any premises of the Lessee where the equipment might be found in order to take possession of said equipment, without any prejudice to the rights and remedies of the Lessor under this contract and the Law.
The Lessee agrees to guarantee and fully indemnify the Lessor regarding any demand, claim or action taken against the Lessor for any loss, injury or damage, including any loss of profit or other indirect damage incurred by the Lessor, his employees or agents or third parties as a result of the presence or absence of the equipment.
10.Exclusion of liability
The Lessee releases and waives the Lessor of any responsibility for damages or losses, including loss of revenue of any kind as a result of the poor performance and/or malfunction of the equipment, delivery or transportation by the Lessor, whether or not there is fault or neglect of the Lessor’s part.
11.Termination of contract
The Lessor reserves the right to terminate this contract with 24 hours’ notice by registered mail or in person. In this event, the Lessee must immediately return all rental equipment to the Lessor in the same condition it was received at the time of rental. The Lessor shall then reimburse the Lessee for the unused portion of the rental, less administration fees.
12.Sublease and transfer
The Lessee shall not sublease, lend or cede the equipment to another person or company without the agreement of the Lessor. The equipment must remain under the control of the Lessee at all times.
The Lessee undertakes to return the rental equipment to the Lessor in a good state of cleanliness. The Lessee’s failure to meet this obligation shall render him responsible for any related cleaning.
14.Payment of fees
The Lessee undertakes to reimburse any legal fees, extra-judiciary fees and recovery costs that the Lessor may incur to recover monies and rental equipment owed him. Moreover, in any case, the Lessor can receive compensation as provided for in section 1618 of the Civil Code of Quebec.
15.Invalidity of provisions
The invalidity of one or several of the provisions of this contract shall not render invalid the other provisions of the contract.
16.Waiver by Lessor
The consent by the Lessor to the return of the rental equipment by the Lessee shall not constitute a waiver by the Lessor to any claim he may have against the Lessee under this contract or for any missing equipment, or any damage apparent or not, caused to the equipment.
Any notice given to the other party shall be sufficiently given if it is sent by registered mail to the address of the other party as indicated on the reverse side of this contract, and any notice thus given shall be presumed to have been given the day following the mailing date.
Unless otherwise indicated in a contract, anywhere the words Lessor and Lessee are used they refer to, respectively, the Lessor, his trustees, executors, successors, and beneficiaries and the Lessee, his trustees, executors, successors, and beneficiaries. If there is more than one Lessee, all obligations are joint and several.
Any account past due shall bear interest at a rate of 2% per month (24% annually). Any returned cheque shall incur fees of $35.00 plus interest.