The hire period is 4 days, inclusive of the collection and return days - e.g. if
you collect your
china on Friday, it would be due back by Monday. Periods exceeding this
timescale will need to
be agreed in writing prior to the booking being finalised, and may be subject to
Collection & Return
All orders are collected and returned by the Hirer. Items can be collected and
9.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Saturday. Chinasearch is not open on Sundays or bank
ordering please advise us of the most convenient collection date.
Amendments and Cancellations
Amendments to orders can be made up to one week before collection. If additional
required then this is subject to availability.
All cancellations must be made in writing - an email will be accepted as
cancellation. In the
event of cancellation, a rebate of hire charges will be allowed, as follows:
|Number of days notice before hire date
||Amount of Rebate
|Up to 7 days
|8 to 14 days
|15 to 30 days
|31 or more
Wash Up Service
Chinasearch charge a nominal fee of £15.00 for washing up, which is waived
for all orders
exceeding £500.00. All washing up remains the responsibility of
Chinasearch, and we ask
that no china is ever placed in a dishwasher. We ask that the Hirer removes left
over food and
gives the china a quick rinse before repacking.
Condition of Goods
All goods should be checked against the inventory of your order and signed for by
the Hirer upon
receipt. No discrepancies or faults will be accepted unless Chinasearch is
notified within 24
hours of collection. The Hirer is responsible for the safe keeping and
protection of all goods
and packaging on hire as from the date and time of collection, until all goods
are returned to
us. In view that the china is old and of a more fragile nature than
china, we ask that extra care is taken when stacking and handling. It is
expected that some of
the patterns and gilt edges on many of the vintage items will be worn with age.
The return of
all packaging and containers is important and their loss or damage will be
charged at full
replacement cost. Please pack the hire goods carefully and in the same manner
received, in the
same packaging and containers.
A deposit of 50% of the total fee is due on confirmation of booking. Payment can
be made by card
or cheque. Balance of payment is due and must be cleared seven working days
prior to the hire
date. A refundable damage deposit of £100.00 is required. This deposit
will be reimbursed
upon the safe return of the hired goods.
The Hirer is responsible for any loss or damage to goods supplied until received
Any losses or breakages will be reported to the Hirer within ten working days.
The Hirer will be
charged the actual cost of replacement. Items not returned within the stated
hire period maybe
subject to an additional charge. This will be offset by the deposit cheque.
|Cup & Saucer
|Sandwich / Cake Plate
|2 Tier Cake Stand
|3 Tier Cake Stand
||£2 - £4 per itesm
|Packing and Boxes
All goods hired are the responsibility of the Hirer. Thus Chinasearch accepts no
or liability for any damage or injury caused by the items hired, however caused.
All items hired
remain the property of Chinasearch during the hiring duration. Goods are
undamaged and in good working order.