Our Terms


The following conditions apply to the hire of any item  and any other piece of equipment by us, Miller Hire Limited, to you, the customer. In these conditions, the word ‘equipment’ includes any item hired by us to you.

The terms of these conditions can only be altered with our written agreement. No condition contained in any booking form or other communication by you which is inconsistent with any of these conditions will be deemed to have been accepted unless we have agreed to your condition in writing.

Acceptance of Quotation.

No binding contract will exist until you have accepted our quotation in writing and paid a 20% deposit and we have issued you with a written acknowledgment of your acceptance. Quotations remain valid for 14 days from the date stated on them provided that the equipment is still available.


A minimum deposit of 20% of the total hire invoice must be paid prior to ourselves acknowledging the booking. The balance of the hire charge shall be payable by you 40 days prior to the event. Payment is to be made within 7 days of the invoice date. If payment is not received within this time an initial 10% charge will be incurred, plus a further daily charge at the current Bank of England base rate.


You shall be liable for interest on any amount outstanding at a rate of 1% per week. Hire goods will not be released until the balance payment is made in full.


In the event that you cancel the contract, any deposit that you have paid shall be forfeit. In addition, you will be liable to pay the following percentage of the hire charge quoted dependent on the period of notice given prior to date of commencement of the hire. The deposit shall be deducted from the percentage payable.

 Period of NoticePercentage of the Total Hire Charge


 All deposits are non-refundable. 


We shall not be liable for delay or failure to complete any contracts as a result of:

1.The site being unsuitable or access being unavailable on the date stated for delivery

2.Adverse wind or weather conditions

3.Grass sites which have not been cut

4.Loss or damage to equipment by fire or flood

5.Any industrial dispute, lock-out or strike

6.Any cause beyond our control

Non-availability of Equipment.

If for reasons beyond our control any item of equipment booked is not available for the period of hire, we reserve the right to substitute alternative equipment to meet, as near as possible, your requirements. If we do so you will not have any claim against us. In the event that we cannot substitute suitable alternative sizes of equipment we shall notify you of cancellation of the contract in which event any deposit or other monies paid by you will be refunded immediately, but otherwise no claim shall lie against us.

Delivery to Site.

You must have the site available and in a suitable condition to transport equipment at the time stated for delivery. You should either be available personally or have a representative available at the site at the time stated for delivery to check equipment delivered and sign the appropriate Delivery Note. If you are not present and do not have a representative at the site at the time of delivery:

1.You will be deemed to have accepted delivery of the items specified in the Delivery Note

If you require us to move any marquee already erected for any reason which is not our fault, you will be liable for an additional charge.

Ownership. All equipment hired remains at all times the sole property of Miller Hire Limited. You may not sub-hire or part with possession of the equipment and you may not allow any lien or encumbrance to be created over the equipment.

Care of Equipment.

1.You are responsible for and shall indemnify us against any loss of or damage to all hired equipment whatsoever the cause.

2.You must provide to us proof of having arranged insurance in your name for the hired equipment at least seven days prior to the delivery date of the equipment.

3.Upon payment of the ‘Damage Waiver Fee’ referred to in the quotation, then the above clauses (Care of Equipment (1) and (2) ) will not apply. Please note that you are responsible for the first £ 1000 of any loss of or damage to the equipment, and that you remain responsible for and will indemnify Academy Marquees Limited against any loss of or damage to all hired equipment resulting from wanton damage, your negligence or legal liability. The Damage Waiver option does not apply to furniture.

4.You must ensure that all equipment is adequately heated when necessary so as to protect the equipment from frost, snow or ice damage, and you must ensure that the collection or building up of snow on any equipment is not allowed.

5.Given the risk of damage to a marquee in windy conditions you must take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all openings are firmly closed when not in use and are open only for the purposes of entering and leaving the marquee.

6.All heating and cooking equipment must be placed a minimum of six feet from the marquee panels and must not be left unattended whilst in use. There must be no heating or cooking within the marquee other than by electrical appliances or purpose designed butane or propane gas appliances. Barbeque equipment or open fires used outside must be placed a minimum of fifteen feet from the marquee.

Limitation of Liability.

In the event that we fail to fulfil any terms of the hire contract our liability is limited to refund or cancellation of any hire charges. Under no circumstances shall we be liable to you for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage (whether for loss or profit or otherwise) cost expenses or other claim for compensation whatsoever whether caused by the negligence of ourselves, our employees or agents or otherwise which arise out of or in connection with the hire of the equipment and our entire liability under and in connection with the hire contract shall not exceed the amount of hire charges. This condition shall not apply to death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

Insolvency of Customer, etc.

If you become insolvent or are made bankrupt or come to any arrangement or scheme with your creditors, or, if you are a company, you have a liquidator, receiver or administrator appointed or if you breach any of these conditions then we may cancel the hire contract immediately and remove any equipment delivered.

Applicable Law.

The Hire Contract and conditions shall be construed according to the Law of England.