GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS - OMAN
The Lessor rents to the Lessee whose signature appears on the reverse of this page, the vehicle described on the reverse of this Rental contact on the terms and conditions stated on both sides of this Rental Contract which the Lessee accepts and agrees to observe.
Article 1- USE OF THE VEHICLE
On plan of being excluded from insurance coverage, the lessee agrees not to permit the vehicle to be driven by anyone than himself or persons approved by INTERRENT and holding a valid driving license approved by The Royal Oman police for whom that the vehicle will not be used:
a) For paid damage of passengers.
b) To push or tow and vehicle or any trailer.
c) By anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
d) For illegal purposes or carriage of goods.
e) While overloaded: for example carrying more passengers than permitted by the registration papers.
f) In addition the vehicle may be driven only by persons designated below subject to the Lessor's prior authorization and provided that such person be at least 21 years old and have held a regular driver's license for at least one year.
g) The Lessee undertakes to keep said vehicle closed and locked when not in use, keeping in his possession the vehicle's papers which shall in no case be left in the vehicle. The Lessee further agrees to take responsibility whenever leaving the car parked.
h) The Lessee shall in no event assign , sell, mortgage or pledge this
Contract, the vehicle. Its equipment or tools, or treat the same in any way detrimental to the Lessor. The vehicle is to be returned in the same condition as it was supplied, excessive soiling of the interior and upholstery will incur a valeting charge. Any infraction or any of these undertakings empowers the Lessor to demand return of the Vehicle forthwith.
Article 2- CONDITIONS OF THE VEHICLE
The Lessee acknowledges that he received the said vehicle in proper operating condition and clean.
The five tyres are in good condition, without punctures. In event of damage to any of them by any cause other than normal wear, the lessee agrees to replace the same forthwith at his expense with a tyre of the same dimensions and in equivalent state of wear. The trip recorder and connectors shall not be tampered with. If the recorder fails to operate for any reason, the lessee will have to pay for the kilometer allowance calculated on the basis of 125 kilometers per day without prejudice of prosecution of fraudulent use.
Article 3- RENTAL- PREPAYMENT- EXTENSION
The rental price and the rental prepayment are determined by the applicable rate lists and payable in advance. Holders of credit cards approved by INTERRENT need to make prepayments and supplementary prepayments for extension of rental within the special limits of the credit card presented. In any case prepayment may not serve to extend the rental. If the lessee wished to keep the vehicle for a period exceeding that agreed to originally, and in order to obviate disputes , he I she shall, after obtaining INTERRENT agreement, pay at once the rental charge for the current rental period, on pain of being liable to prosecution of misappropriation of the vehicle and breach of trust. The lessee agrees to return the vehicle to InterRent on the date specified in the rental agreement. Return of the vehicle by the lessee to the InterRent staff at the designated location alone terminates the contract. The lessee undertakes to state to the rental agent his home address
Article 4- PAYMENT
The renter shall pay to the lessor upon demand all charges incurred in connection with the rental described herein including all rates, optional charges, refueling service charge, fines levied by local authorities and other charges plus all loss or damage to the vehicle subject to Article 1 and Article 5. It is expressly understood that this agreement constitutes the binding obligation between the lessor and the lessee to make the stipulated payments herein without any delay, any other documentation such as invoices, debit notes, purchase order, advice or other intimation of the lessor on the lessee as applicable are mere supplementary to this Agreement and any irregularity in the supplementary documentation shall not be a ground for any delay in payments to be made to the lessor. The Renter authorize the lessor to reserve credit with the credit card issuer in an amount equal to all estimated charges and to bill the issuer for all charges. The said payment shall be made in full without any deduction whatsoever any disputes if any shall be resolved separately with the lessor for settlement.
Article 5- INSURANCE
1.The lessee and each driver of the vehicle authorized pursuant to article 1 above agrees to participate as assured in the benefit of a motor-car insurance policy a copy of which is available to the lessee at the lessor's main business establishment. Such policy covers injury to third parties according to the applicable regulations in the country in which the vehicle is registered.
2.The lessee hereby approves said policy and undertakes to observe the terms and conditions thereof. The lessee further agrees to take all necessary steps to protect the interests of the lessor and of its insurance company in cases of accident during the term of this Rental Contract, and in particular.
a) to report to INTERRENT within 24 hours any accident , theft, or fire even partial, and concurrently to the police and bodily injury or theft ;
b) to include in this report the circumstances, date place and time of the accident, the names and address of the witnesses , the name and address of the owner of the other vehicle involved, the number of such vehicle , the name of such owner 's insurance company and the number of the policy.
c) to attach to such report any available police or bailiff's report;
d) in no event to discuss liability, deal or settle with parties relative to the accident
3.Carried clothing or other articles are not covered.
4. The vehicle is insured only for the rental period shown on the reverse side of the page. Thereafter, unless and extension is agreed to, INTERRENT declines all responsibility for accidents which the lessee may have caused and for which he alone shall be responsible.
5. INTERRENT declines all responsibility for objects left in the vehicle, during the rental period.
6. The damage resulting from bad conditions of the use of the vehicle, for example poor or uneven roads.....will be borne by the lessee.
7. INTERRENT declines all responsibility for injury to third parties of damages to the vehicle which the lessee may cause during the rental period if he has wilfully supplied INTERRENT with false information as to his identity, his address or the validity of his driver’s license. In that case, the lessee is covered by the insurance policy.
8. There may be provided for the benefit of the passengers , including the driver, individual insurance the limits of which are fixed in the insurance policy held by INTERRENT and stipulated in the applicable rate list.
Article 6- MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
Normal mechanical wear is for account of INTERRENT. If the vehicle should be laid up the repairs may be made only with the written agreement and according to the instructions of INTERRENT; available they must be covered by a receipted and itemized bill, with which the replace defective parts must be presented.
Article 7- PETROL AND OIL
The petrol is for the lessee's account. The lessee must make a standing check of the oil and water levels, as well as the gearbox level. He must present receipted bills in order to obtain reimbursement.
Article 8- LIABILITY
The lessee or approved drivers are criminal liable for infringements committed by them while driving the vehicle, as provided in the Highway Code.
Article 9- VALIDITY OF THE CONTRACT
No amendment or term and condition of this Contract is valid unless reduced to writing.
Article 10- SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
For any dispute relating to this contract and so far as permitted by local law: if the lessee is an individual, the Court will be chosen according to the local law. If the lessee is not an individual, the court will be chosen exclusively according to the place where the lesser has his registration office.
Article 11- Applicable law
This Agreement shall be interpreted under and governed by the law of the Sultanate of Oman.
Published on Jan 2016