Hire Terms



By placing a Hire Order you agree to our following Terms and Conditions:

HIRE  The standard hire period shall be for a period of 1-4 days.  Any extension of time must be agreed at the time of booking and maybe subject to additional hire costs, unless agreed otherwise.

All hired items remain the property of Rural Magpie.

The Hirer is solely responsible for the hired items during the hire period from receipt of the items to the safe return to Rural Magpie. 

DELIVERY & COLLECTION  You may collect and return from us. A free delivery and collection service is offered within a 5 mile radius of our postcode CB21.   Delivery and collection up to a 35 mile radius is also offered at a rate of 50 per mile.

PAYMENT & DEPOSIT  To secure the date and the items a non-refundable booking fee of 50% of the total hire charge is required.

The final balance together with a £100 refundable damage deposit is to be paid 28 days before the event.

On safe receipt of hired items the damage deposit will be returned within 3 days after the event. 

A charge will be applied to late returns.

LOSS, DAMAGE, BREAKAGES  If in the unlikely event of any loss, damage or breakage an appropriate replacement charge will be deducted from the damage deposit.

Rural Magpie reserves the right to invoice for any extra costs that exceed the damage deposit and request payment no later than 7 days.

CANCELLATIONS  A cancellation must be made in writing.  The 50% non refundable booking fee will NOT be returned, however any other monies paid, including the £100 damage deposit will be repaid.

LIABILITY  Items are hired at the Hirer's own risk and it is recommended that the Hirer shall have their own event insurance.  Rural Magpie accepts no responsibility for any damage or injury to persons or property caused by the use of any of the hired items.

OTHER INFORMATION  Due to age of items please take extra care when handling. Ensure items are safely stored overnight and are kept dry and out of the wet weather conditions.  Crockery should be wiped of excess food, under no circumstances should they be placed in a dishwasher, items will be washed once returned to Rural Magpie. Likewise, tablecloths and fabric items should not be placed in a washing machine. Please return items in packaging and safely pack for transit.