Terms & Conditions

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.

Rental Period
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 £30.00.

Blue Sky Vintage China 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 Vintage China. 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 Vintage China. 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 Vintage China have signed for them.

Delivery and Collection
Blue Sky Vintage China deliver free within 10 miles of Aylesford, Kent, and Bourne End, Bucks. 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 Vintage China’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 Sky Vintage China collects the rented goods, it should be properly packed as found. If Blue Sky Vintage China 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 Vintage China 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 Vintage China 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 30 days prior to the Rental date.

Cancellation Fees
If the Renter cancels the order for whatever reason within 21 days 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 01622 716305 and email us at hilary@blueskyvintagechina.co.uk as soon as possible to avoid any cancellation fees.

Damage Deposit
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 & Teaplate (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 Vintage China’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 Vintage China 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.

Governing law
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.