2.1 The Client is expressly prohibited from:
2.1.1 Leasing, hiring or in any other manner transferring control of the Vehicle to third parties whether gratuitously or against payment.
2.1.2 Using the vehicle for the carriage of passengers for hire or reward.
2.1.3 Allowing or permitting the use of the Vehicle by third parties other than the person or persons indicated Hirer/1st Driver and Hirer/2nd Driver indicated in the Rental Agreement.
2.1.4 Using the Vehicle for the carriage of goods.
2.1.5 Using the Vehicle for the carriage of passengers in excess of the number of passengers indicated in the Vehicle’s logbook and/or the relative insurance policy.
2.1.6 Using the Vehicle in any manner which is in violation of the terms and conditions of the relative insurance policy.
2.1.7 Exporting the Vehicle, in any manner whatsoever, out of the Maltese Islands.
2.1.8 Effecting or permitting the execution of any repairs, servicing or adjustments, of whatever nature, to the Vehicle.
2.1.9 Affixing any logos and/or stickers to the Vehicle.
2.1.10 Using the vehicle for any unlawful purpose, to propel or tow any other vehicle or trailer, for racing, pacemaking, reliability tests, speed testing or driving tuition.
2.1.11 Using the wrong fuel, fuel of inferior quality and/or fuel additives which are not approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
2.1.12 Using car wash methods or products which are not approved by the vehicle manufacturer.
2.1.13 Using the Vehicle on roads or other areas which are not reasonably accessible for vehicular passage.
2.2 The Client is obliged to:
2.2.1 Inspect the Vehicle upon delivery and immediately inform MCR of all damages, if any, identified in the Vehicle which damages, if any, are to be noted in the appropriate form Vehicle Inspection Slip.
2.2.2 Notwithstanding the terms of any insurance policy issued on the Vehicle, indemnify MCR for all loss, damages and expenses, of whatever nature or origin, resulting in the Vehicle.
2.2.3 Indemnify MCR for the theft of the Vehicle or any part thereof.
2.2.4 Ensure that the vehicle is kept in good condition.
2.2.5 Ensure that under no circumstance shall the Vehicle be in the possession or control of any person, including the Client, under the age of 21 years or over 80 years, or not being a holder of a valid driving license appropriate in respect of the Vehicle, or a person convicted of a motoring offence in the preceding 3 years or a person misrepresenting his actual identity.
A charge of €8.50+vat per day applies for drivers between the age of 21 to 24 and 71 to 80 years of age.
2.2.6 Ensure that under no circumstance shall the vehicle be in the possession or control of any person, including the Client, afflicted by any physical or mental impairment rendering such person incapable of driving or under the influence of any intoxicating substance, including but not limited to alcohol, drugs and narcotics.
2.2.7 Contraventions; Indemnify MCR for all fines, legal and court costs incurred in relation to contraventions or other offences committed with the Vehicle during the term of the rental herein contemplated. Please note that Euro 30 + VAT will be added to the total cost per traffic fine or contravention unless a receipt evidencing payment of the contravention by the Client is presented at the end of the Rental. (Contravention may be paid at any Local Council Office or online at http://www.les.gov.mt)
2.2.8 CVA; Indemnify MCR for all charges and expenses which MCR may be obliged to pay in relation to entry into Valletta under the Controlled Vehicle Access System (CVA). Kindly be advised Euro 20 + VAT will be levied over and above any CVA charges which may be due. (For more information on CVA, please visit http://www.cva.gov.mt)
2.2.9 Immediately notify MCR of all damages resulting in and, or breakdown of the Vehicle together with the relevant details of the damage or cause of breakdown and the location of the Vehicle.
2.2.10 Immediately refrain from utilizing the Vehicle if and when it develops a fault and, or has suffered any sort of damage.
2.2.11 Ensure that at the termination of the Rental, the Vehicle is to be parked legally in the indicated area. Kindly note that any contraventions incurred from the end of the Rental until the Vehicle is collected by MCR shall be at the charge of the Client.
2.2.12 Indemnify and reimburse MCR for all charges and / or expenses arising in relation with this agreement even though not contemplated herein, including, but not limited to, court expenses, legal fees and penalties.
2.2.13 Flat battery; Pay Euro40 + VAT for flat battery replacement due to lights and/or any other electronic equipment being left on.
2.2.14 Indemnify and reimburse MCR for all and any damage caused to the Vehicle suspension, wheel rims, tyres and damages requiring wheel balancing. (Punctures may be repaired at any service station. The Client may opt to call our emergency numbers 00356 22580340 or 00356 79031010 and we will send an independent tyre repair company to assist you, whose fee shall be paid directly by the Client).
2.2.15 LOST KEYS; Indemnify and reimburse MCR for all and any expenses incurred in the event that the key/s to the Vehicle are broken, stolen, lost or locked inside the Vehicle. Key replacement cost together with Euro 40 + VAT shall be charged.
2.2.16 Pay all sums due to MCR upon demand, without objection, upon failure of which interest rate at 8% shall be levied on all sums due.
2.2.17 Immediately report to MCR and the Competent Authorities (Police and/or Local Wardens) any road accident, theft and/or fire in which the Vehicle is involved and to complete and sign a report of the occurrence at MCR’s office within 24 hours of the occurrence. In the absence of an official accident report, Super Cover Insurance will be rendered null and void and all damages shall be borne by the Client. A charge of Euro 55.00 + VAT will apply with every claim form and/or after rentals damages form filled and signed.
2.2.18 Indemnify MCR for all expenses incurred resulting from the use and/or possession of the Vehicle by the Client.
2.2.19 FUEL; Return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel at the end of the Rental. Should the client fail to do so, Euro 15 + VAT shall be charged in addition to the refuelling cost.
2.2.20 VEHICLE CONDITION; In the event that the Vehicle is returned in an unclean condition (internally or externally) and requires more than our standard cleaning, a valeting charge of Euro 55 + VAT shall apply.
2.2.21 Pay to MCR an insurance excess premium as stipulated in the Rental Agreement on each and every occasion of any damage caused to the Vehicle or to third parties.
2.2.22 Return the Vehicle at the time and place indicated in the Rental Agreement or at an earlier date as determined by MCR in its absolute discretion together with all the Vehicle’s accessories including but not limitedly to, tyres, tools and equipment, which
accessories have to be in the same condition as on date of delivery. Any loss or damage shall be borne by the Client. In the event that the Client does not return the Vehicle at the time and/or place agreed, additional charges shall be due by the Client.