Some of our large customers insist on modifying our rental contract or using their own. What are the most important issues to consider and how can I avoid making a critical mistake?
Because of the role your rental contract plays in your business, there always are questions regarding how it can best protect your business. That was evident from the many questions asked by rental operators who participated in January’s “Rental Contracts:
You can’t move forward without a sound rental contract that protects you and your business. According to ARA’s Business Management: Contracts and Legal Guidelines, written by attorney James Waite, the purpose of the contract is to:
Whose responsibility is it to create emergency evacuation plans for tents? In the past, this responsibility has typically fallen on the event planner or equipment lessee (customer). Fortunately for rental operators, these parties continue to shoulder much of the responsibility, but that is likely to change, at least to a degree. This appears to be yet another area where rental operators may soon find themselves being held liable for compliance with safety requirements over which they’ve historically had little or no control.
Any defect in a product that causes injury or damage to persons, property, rights or interests can give rise to a products liability claim. Such claims may be brought against any person
The United States has suffered a recent spike of severe weather events. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. has experienced an average of 4.8 “billion dollar” weather events per year since 1980 (in 2012 adjusted dollars). A remarkable 25 of those events occurred between 2011 and 2012, nearly tripling the historic average.