These terms and conditions apply to a Renter who orders online, in person, by email or over the telephone. These Terms and Conditions may be subject to change from time to time and available upon request via email or via our website.
The normal rental period for crockery 1–4 days up to a maximum period that may not normally exceed 30 days. Any extension to the rental period must be agreed and specified in the new rental agreement, extra charges may apply. Unauthorised extensions to the rental period will be charged at the current rates plus a daily £20 penalty. The minimum charge for any rental is £45.00.
Blue Sky China and Bunting agrees to rent crockery to the Renter for the period stated in the rental agreement. The rented goods shall at all times remain the property of Blue Sky China and Bunting. The Renter is responsible for the rented goods during the rental period that commences from the time the goods are collected by the Renter or delivered to the Renter by Blue Sky Vintage China. The hire period finishes when the goods are returned by the Renter or collected by Blue Sky China and Bunting. For the avoidance of doubt, goods returned by a 3rd party such as by post or courier are not counted as returned until Blue Sky China and Bunting have signed for them.
Delivery and Collection
Blue Sky China and Bunting deliver free within 5 miles of Aylesford, Kent. The Renter is welcome to collect and return goods to Blue Sky Vintage China by appointment. Deliveries/collections outside this are charged at charged at 45p per mile.
If a Renter wishes to have goods delivered/collected within London Congestion Charge zone the charges will be billed at the prevailing rate. If parking charges are incurred by our delivery/collection vehicle these will be retrospectively deducted from the deposit.
When the goods are delivered to the Renter, the Renter shall inspect the goods and sign Blue Sky China and Bunting’s Rental Agreement and delivery note. In the event of any missing or damage, the Renter shall note this on the delivery note at the time of delivery or collection. If the Renter fails to do this, the goods will be deemed to have been delivered/collected in a clean and undamaged condition. If no one is available to check the items, again the items will be deemed to have been delivered/collected in a clean and undamaged condition.
When Blue China and Bunting collects the rented goods, it should be properly packed as found. If Blue Sky China and Bunting feels the crockery is not safe for transit and has to re-pack the crockery, this will incur additional charges of £15 per hour. Please make sure you place packing materials between items as necessary, as delivered.
Wash Up Service
All goods supplied by Blue Sky China and Bunting are clean and ready to use. If the Renter opted to wash used goods themselves and the goods have not been cleaned to a satisfactory level we reserve the right to charge 15% of the Rental fee after we have notified you by email or phone.
Terms of Payment
When a Renter places an order, Blue Sky China and Bunting ask for a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the Rental fee to secure the Rental date. The remaining 50% of the Rental fee is due five weeks prior to the Rental date.
If the Renter cancels the order for whatever reason within one month of the rental date, the damage deposit and washing up fee will be refunded but not the 50% non-refundable deposit to secure the rental date. If the renter cancels within 7 days of the rental date, the entire amount of the booking is due for payment.
If the Renter wishes to cancel the order, please call us on 07742 687634 and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation fees.
The 50% Rental fee refundable damage deposit is charged at the time of hire, this will be returned once goods have been returned and checked for any damage or loss. The Renter will be informed within a maximum of four working days if there is any damage, missing or substituted items. Missing and or damage (item broken, chipped, cracked) to the rented goods will be charged at the prices below and deducted accordingly from the Renters damage deposit.
Cup, Saucer & Tea plate (or part thereof) £7.50; Side or Cake Plate £4.00; Dinner Plate £8.00; Oval Serving Platter £15.00; Sandwich Platter £12.50; Cake Stand Single Tier (or part thereof): £20.00; Cake Stand Double Tier (or part thereof): £25.00; Cake Stand Triple Tier (or part thereof): £30.00; Glass Cake Stand Single Tier: £22.50; Tea Pot: £22.50; Coffee Pot: £22.50; Milk Jug: £6.25; Sugar Bowl: £6.25; Sauce or Gravy Boat: £10.00; Covered Tureen: £30.00. Please ask for replacement costs for other items not listed.
Blue Sky China and Bunting’s total Liability to the Renter under and/or arising in relation to any agreement shall not exceed the amount of the Rental and charges for Services (if any) under that agreement.
Blue Sky China and Bunting shall have no Liability to the Renter if, without just cause, any monies due in respect of the rented goods have not been paid in full by the due date for payment.
Nothing in this contract shall exclude or limit the Liability of the Supplier for death or personal injury due to the Supplier’s negligence nor exclude or limit any other type of Liability which it is not permitted to exclude or limit as a matter of law.
Any defective rented goods must be returned to the Supplier for inspection if requested by the Supplier before the Supplier will have any Liability for defective Hire Goods.
The Agreement is governed by the laws of England. Any dispute may be submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. If any provision of this Agreement is or becomes invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
We cannot guarantee colours of particular items, however, if requested, we will try to compliment the chosen colour scheme of your event.
Our hire period is for one day. Longer periods on request.
Payment terms are 30% on booking and 70% five weeks prior to your event. We also require a payment of 50% of the total hire cost to cover the unlikely event of damage to any items. This payment will be returned to you when the china is returned to us. See below for replacement values for any damaged items.
Our minimum hire charge is £45.00 (or by discretion)
Delivery & collection:
Delivery and collection to and from your event is free within a 5 mile radius of Aylesford. We are happy to quote on deliveries and collections beyond 5 miles. If you would like to collect items from us we are happy to oblige by prior arrangement.
Minimum of 5 x value of listed individual item rental (or part thereof; trio, cake stand etc).
Cup, Saucer & Tea plate (or part thereof) £7.50; Side or Cake Plate £4.00; Oval Serving Platter £15.00; Sandwich Platter £12.50; Cake Stand Single Tier (or part thereof): £20.00; Cake Stand Double Tier (or part thereof): £25.00; Cake Stand Triple Tier (or part thereof): £30.00; Tea Pot: £22.50; Coffee Pot: £22.50; Milk Jug: £6.25; Sugar Bowl: £6.25.
Please ask for replacement costs for other items not listed.
Cancellation of booking:
If you decide to cancel your booking we reserve the right to charge a £30.00 fee to cover the cost of administration. This is additional to the cancellation and return of deposit details below.
Cancellation and return of deposit from booking date: within Booking Date-9 months 75% (minus £30.00); within 9-6 months 50% (minus £30.00); within 6-1 months 25% (minus £30.00); within 1 month 0%.
If bookings have to be moved to a new date at the same venue due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Blue Sky China and Bunting will aim to move the booking to the new date requested and decorate on that date at no extra charge to the customer.
If bookings have to be moved to a new date and a new venue due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Blue Sky China and Bunting will aim to move the booking to the new date requested and to the new venue stated and will revise the hire fee. The total hire fee will only increase if the distance of the new venue is further away from Aylesford, Kent than the original venue. Blue Sky China and Bunting will then advise the customer of any increase to the hire fee and ask that this be paid at least five weeks prior to the new booking date or immediately if the event date is less than five weeks away.
In the event that a booking is moved to a new date due to Coronavirus, and Blue Sky China and Bunting are unable to honour that new date, the deposit and balance paid will be refunded in full to the customer minus an administration fee of £60:00.
If bookings are cancelled due to Coronavirus, Blue Sky China and Bunting will refund the full deposit and balance payment to the customer minus a £60:00 administration fee.
If less than seven days notice is given by the customer to Blue Sky China and Bunting regarding necessary changes to booking dates due to the Coronavirus Pandemic or cancellation of the event due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Blue Sky China and Bunting will reserve the right to withhold the deposit paid but will refund the balance paid to the customer minus a £60 administration fee.