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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CANCELLATION POLICY

ALL BOOKINGS REQUIRE A 48 HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE PERIOD.

We require a minimum of 48 hours (2 days) notice for cancellation. This is counted from the start time of your rehearsal. If you cancel at or after the 48 hour period we will charge the full cost of the rehearsal room hire booked. When you cancel you must speak to a staff member on the phone or via email. Please note: cancellation is only accepted via email when we respond to your cancellation request.

Those customers who cancel outside the late cancellation period shall not be charged.

REHEARSAL ROOM HIRE

  1. The following conditions for hire shall apply to all contracts entered into by Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd (‘the Company’) for the hire of the Rehearsal Room (‘the Rehearsal Room’) quoted in the Booking (‘the Booking’). ‘The Customer’ means the person, firm or Company designated a Customer in the initial Booking.

  2. The Company agrees to make available to the Customer for the period booked the Rehearsal Room specified therein at the fee quoted or otherwise agreed.

  3. The Customer shall vacate the Rehearsal Room at Sort Rehearsal Rooms (Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, 9 Mann Street, Liverpool, L8 5AF) promptly at the end of the booking.

  4. If the Customer fails to vacate the Rehearsal Room promptly the Company shall be entitled to charge a further fee in respect of excess usage which if overtime is involved may be higher than the rate for the Booking.

  5. The Customer shall satisfy himself that the Rehearsal Room is suitable for his purpose and while the Company will use its best endeavours to ensure that all the rooms and equipment therein performs in accordance with the specifications for such Equipment, the Company is not responsible for ensuring that its Equipment and the facilities provided are suitable for the Customers purpose.

  6. If the Customer cancels any Booking, the Company shall take reasonable steps to replace the cancelled Booking with another hiring. The Customer shall indemnify the Company against any loss or damage suffered by the Company by reason of such cancellation. (Please refer specifically to our terms and conditions for cancellations.)

  7. If the Company have incurred any special costs or expenses in connection with the Booking with the knowledge and approval of the Customer, the Customer shall pay those special costs or expenses in addition to the above mentioned cancellation charges, costs and expenses.

  8. Subject to paragraph 9 of this condition if the Booking is cancelled owing to any reason affecting the Company then unless such cancellation has been caused by negligence on the part of the Company, the Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the Customer and the Company’s liability would be limited in repayment of the Booking fee.

  9. If such cancellation is due to fire, natural catastrophe, industrial dispute, failure of national or local power supply or any other circumstances beyond the Company’s control then the Company shall be under no liability and shall be entitled to be paid such part of the Booking fee as is fair and reasonable and having regard to the facilities supplied up to time. The Company shall also be entitled to payment in respect of costs and expenses as mentioned in clause 7 incurred up to such time.

  10. Only musicians rehearsing and their appointed representatives are permitted to enter Sort Rehearsal Rooms and the Company reserve the right to refuse entry to or eject any person whose presence is not necessary for any rehearsal.

  11. The Customer shall ensure that all persons entering Sort Rehearsal Rooms in connection with the Booking shall abide by the rules and regulations therein and the Company shall be entitled to exclude any persons in the event of their failure to observe such regulations.

  12. The Company reserve the right to refuse entry to any part of the Sort Rehearsal Rooms.

  13. The Company reserve the right to search all vehicles and persons entering and leaving Sort Rehearsal Rooms.

  14. Any Customer’s equipment left at Sort Rehearsal Rooms at any time shall be at the Customers own risk.

  15. The Customer shall reimburse the Company with the cost of repairing or replacing any part of the Rehearsal Room or equipment therein damaged or lost as a result of the use or misuse by the Customer.

  16. The Studio, the equipment therein and all other facilities provided by the Company are provided entirely at the Customer’s risk. The Company shall be under no liability to the Customer for any loss or damage resulting from any defect in the Rehearsal Room or the failure of any of the equipment therein of facilities whether or not the Company had any prior knowledge.

  17. All articles brought and bought on the premises are entirely at the owner’s risk

  18. All Studio time booked by the Customer will be charged for in full at the Studio rate even if the Customer does not work for all or any part of the time booked.

CAGES AND STORAGE

  1. These terms and conditions shall apply to storage of equipment undertaken by Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd (the Company) on behalf of any customer (the Customer) at Northern Lights, Cains Brewery Village, 9 Mann Street, Liverpool, L8 5AF (the Premises).

  2. The Company will make available to the Customer storage facilities for the storage by the Customer of its equipment. All equipment stored by the Company is stored at the Customers sole risk.

  3. The Company does not and will not insure any equipment stored on behalf of the Customer who is advised to make the appropriate insurance arrangements itself.

  4. The amount of the fee payable to the Company will be notified to the Customer from time to time. If any sum is overdue for 30 days or longer the Company reserves the right to add interest thereon at the rate of 2% per month over National Westminster Bank’s base rate.

  5. The Company shall not be liable for any losses or alleged shortages of equipment stored for the Customer nor for the consequences of any act beyond its control. The Company hereby excludes all and any liability to the Customer to the extent that such liability may properly be excluded from law for all and any acts or omissions of the Company its servants or agents howsoever.

  6. The Company hereby gives notice to the Customer that the Company is not liable for any damage to the Customer’s equipment

    · when by prior arrangement verbal or written the Company agrees to move the Customer’s equipment

    · when the Company is obliged to move equipment returned by the Customer or the Customer’s appointed representatives because in the company’s opinion the Customer’s equipment is improperly stored

    · when the customer’s equipment is improperly, or inadequately cased or not cased at all

  7. The Company shall refuse to release equipment stored by the Customer to anyone other than the Customer unless arranged by the Customer in advance.

  8. The Company shall not be under any obligation to the Customer to release the equipment stored on the premises whilst any sums are due to the Company from the Customer either for storage or any other facilities until full payment is received by the Company. If the period of arrears exceeds 90 days the Company will sell items of the equipment stored on the customers behalf, the value of which will in the Company’s view realise sums sufficient to cover those sums due to the Company, however the Company must notify the Customer in writing of its intention to sell any items of the Customers equipment, and the customer will have a period of 7 days after receipt of such letter in which to pay the Company the sums due. If payment is received within the 7 days the Company has no rights to sell any item or items of the Customers equipment.

  9. The Customer shall give the company not less than four weeks written notice of its intention to terminate these arrangements which may nevertheless be terminated by the Company at zero days notice to the Customer for any reason.

  10. No variation of these terms and conditions (save in respect of any increase in the storage fee payable) shall have any effect unless set down in writing and agreed by both parties; a copy of these terms shall be supplied to the Customer at the commencement of storage and the signature of the person receiving a copy hereof shall be deemed to constitute actual notice to the Customer of these terms and conditions and the Customer shall be bound hereby. In the absence of any contrary indication in writing the Company may treat the individual signing the duplicate of these terms and conditions as the Customer and may account to such individual who shall assume liability accordingly.

  11. In circumstances where the individual is signing the duplicate of these terms and conditions on behalf of the customer the Company may treat the individual as a representative of the signed band and all those signed members of the band may be considered as jointly and severally liable for any debts incurred.

CREDIT

Bands who have arranged for their bills to be paid by a third party (i.e. management company, record company, publishing company or other) should be aware that the bills remain the bands’ responsibility.

These companies agree to pay the rehearsal rooms from monies they hold on behalf of the band, not from their own pockets.

Should your record company / publisher or management neglect to pay invoices, responsibility for the Debt is held, jointly and severally by the band members.

Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd reserves the right to retain equipment owned by the debtor and stored at Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd (i.e. exercise a general lien) until all outstanding debts have been cleared. Please refer to our terms and conditions for full details, and specifically our terms and conditions for storage.

Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd reserves the right to refuse credit, and to insist on a full credit check prior to the opening of an account.

Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd requires an undertaking in writing from the creditor to pay for the bookings made on behalf of the band.

Payment shall be made no later than 30 days after the date of the Seller’s invoice (‘the due date’). Without prejudice to Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd’s other rights. Sort Rehearsal Rooms Ltd reserves the right to charge interest to be added to any late payment from the due date for payment at the rate of 2% above the base rate from time to time of HSBC Bank Plc until full payment has been received.