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Car Rental Terms & Conditions

Hereinafter, the “Company” refers to LA Rentals Malta as the hiring company and “Hirer” or “Driver” both refer to the person hiring and driving the vehicle.

1. Hirer must be between 21 and 75 years of age and a valid form of License & identification (ID or passport) needs to be presented at the rental desk. Young Drivers aged 18-20 years may be insured at a daily premium charges.

2. Hirer need to be in possession of a Valid Driving License in the correct Category B for Car. If the Driving License is not in the Roman Alphabet, an International Driving Permit needs to be Presented. For Driving Licenses from Countries not part of the international driving License treaty, an Official Translation of the License must be presented with the Original License. It is also the hirer’s responsibility to provide a correct and valid driving License and the company has no obligation whatsoever to check for the validity of the documents provided.

3. Every vehicle needs to be covered by an Insurance Policy and hirer can opt to choose between a Fully Comprehensive Insurance Policy or a Third Party, Fire and Theft Policy where the latter only protects the hirer from liability to others and loss of or damage to the vehicle caused by fire, self-ignition, lightning, explosion, theft, or attempted theft. Hirers who opt for the third-party fire and theft policy would be personally liable to pay for any other damages sustained in the vehicle. In case of a claim, an insurance excess of:

4. The Comprehensive Insurance will not apply in the cases mentioned below:

The rented vehicle is being driven at excessive speed beyond those laid down by police. Driver is in state of drunkenness or under the influence of drugs.

4. The vehicle is driven or used for off-road or rough terrain (in that case a €100 fine will apply).

5. Hirer can opt to purchase a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) at an additional charge of €25 per day. The CDW is applicable per vehicle rented and it Covers Minor Scratches on the Cars. The CDW does not cover any lost rental time due to any accident or theft.

6. Minor damages such as split Tyre, punctures, damaged rims, mirrors, seats, or accessories are not covered by Insurance and are the Hirer’s responsibility. In cases where the damages are minor and amount to less then €500, the company will only charge the hirer for the lesser amount and not the full €500 excess money as explained in paragraph 3;

7. Company provides complimentary towing service in case of a puncture, accident, or mechanical failure. Should the towing service be required, Hirer needs to remain with the vehicle until the tow truck arrives. Abandoning the vehicle will forfeit Hirer’s right for refund or vehicle replacement. In case of the vehicle being towed in Gozo, additional fees such as Gozo ferry fees will be Hirer’s responsibility. Company is not liable for any time wasted returning to Malta and no refunds will apply.

8. Hirer of four wheeled vehicles is responsible to repair punctured Tyre/s at any Tyre repair shop at his/her own expense.

9. In case of lost keys, Hirer will be charged for a replacement and/or delivery of a new key.

10. Hirer must inform Company immediately if the vehicle is involved in an accident and must provide insurance details to any other party involved and made a statement to the police and/or traffic wardens as applicable, if anyone suffers any injury. Hirer also agrees that s/he will co-operate with any reasonable request from Company or its insurers to provide statements and other information in respect of any accident.

11. Hirer must inform Company immediately and file an official police report at the nearest Police Station in case of theft or malicious damage from third parties.

12. A €500 security deposit will be charged per four wheeled vehicle, to cover any possible traffic fines, or any other deductibles accumulated by Hirer during rental including any minor damage as per clause 6. The security deposit is refunded in full/part according to the number of citations or Fines, after 48 Hours of Rental completion (in the eventuality of cash payments this will be refunded after 24 hours). If hirer does not inform the company about any fines that he/she has received, the company reserves the right to sue the hirer by any means available at law to recuperate the expenses.

13. If any Car is returned with Wet Seats, there will be €100 Cleaning Fee Hirer need to Pay to LA Rentals Malta.

14. Debit/Credit Card Pre-Authorization may take up to 31 Business Days, LA Rentals Malta is not liable for Unreleased Funds by Client’s Bank.

15. Any CVA charges for entering Valletta (not applicable to motorcycles), traffic fines or towing fees incurred due to illegal parking, or any other infringement must be settled by the Company. Hirer does not hold the right to request to pay any fine personally. Any fines incurred will be deducted by Company from the security deposit upon the vehicle’s return. An additional €5 administration charge will be charged per traffic fine.

16. Hirer can use Wise, MasterCard, or Visa to affect payment to LA Rentals. A valid credit card in Hirer’s name must be presented at the rental desk to pre-authorize/block the security deposit. The credit card(s) must be embossed, and a PIN may be required. If Hirer fails to present a valid credit card, there are insufficient funds available, or the card is not in Hirer’s name, LA Rentals may refuse the rental.

17. All vehicles are to be test driven and body inspected prior to leaving LA Rentals booking office to confirm that the vehicle is in good working condition, drives as it should be and that it has no body damages, scratches, Etc and if any such damages are noticed the company is to be made aware of them. The vehicle must be returned in the same running order and condition as when it was hired.

17. All vehicles are to be test driven and body inspected prior to leaving LA Rentals booking office to confirm that the vehicle is in good working condition, drives as it should be and that it has no body damages, scratches, Etc and if any such damages are noticed

the company is to be made aware of them. The vehicle must be returned in the same running order and condition as when it was hired. In the case of any mechanical faults, the Hirer should notify the Company immediately and any pre-existing damages can only be considered by Company if Hirer presents photos taken upon vehicle pickup or the appropriate documentation has been signed when the vehicle was hired.

18. Minimum Rental Duration is for 24 Hours. After the initial 24 hours, then hourly cost will be added €2.5/Hour, Pickup is available from 9:00am till 6:00pm. Agreement signing, and vehicle checks take approximately 30 minutes.

19. Company always supplies the vehicle with a full tank of fuel and Hirer is expected to return it with the same amount of fuel. In case Hirer returns the vehicle with less fuel than a full tank, the missing fuel will be charged for, and it can be at a rate which is significantly higher than the price at the fuel station, an Extra of €2 refuelling charge will apply.

20. Hirer is responsible to ensure the correct type and amount of fuel is put in the vehicle. Should the vehicle breakdown or be damaged by the wrong fuel being put in the vehicle then the Hirer will reimburse the Lessor in full for all costs/damages. associated therewith.

21. Vehicles displayed by Company on its website represent the most common vehicles in its fleet and in most cases, Company will provide Hirer with the same make and model as that displayed on the website. When this is not possible, an alternative model in the same category will be provided.

22. The vehicle rental comes with no mileage restrictions, but driving is strictly restricted to tarmacked roads in Malta or Gozo. Off roading is considered illegal in Malta.

23. A Hirer who rents a vehicle for 30 days or more needs to keep an eye on the vehicle’s mileage to see when the next service inspection is due. Any damage caused by the lack of servicing will be Hirer’s responsibility in case the vehicle is not returned when the indicated service inspection is due. However, in such cases when a hirer brings in a vehicle for service needs, the company is responsible to provide the hirer with another vehicle of the same model or category immediately upon the vehicle being brought in.

24. The price of optional extras such as additional driver, Baby Seats Etc is subject to change without notice and subject to availability. Damage to extras might result in deductions from the security deposit.

25. All transactions and rental charges are processed in the Euro currency. The exchange rate used will be determined by the credit/debit card company.

26. If a rental is cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the rental date all deposits paid would be refundable, if a rental is cancelled less then 48 hours prior to rental date a €50 cancellation fee will apply, and the rest of the deposit will be refunded. In case the deposit paid was €50 or less, no refund will apply. In the case of a no show on the rental date, no refund of any kind would be given.

26. All cancellation requests will be confirmed by Company via the email given by Hirer during the online rental process. Company reserves the right to refuse rental without refund in case Hirer fails to pick the vehicle at the designated date/time or fails to provide the necessary documentation.

28. All cancellation requests should be done on the email address [email protected]

29. This agreement shall be governed by and construed under Maltese Law and Maltese courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising therefrom.

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