Terms of Business

To comply with current legislation, every entertainment agency and business must publish its Terms of Business.  It is an offence to offer to arrange the services of entertainers without first making you aware of our terms. The vast majority of bookings will be made with Hireaband Ltd acting as an employment agency - all contracts will clearly identify in which way we are operating.

TERMS OF BUSINESS (1) Where Hireaband is acting as an employment agency and for all wedding bookings.

1) When acting as an Employment Agency, Hireaband Limited acts as negotiator only and is not a party of the contract.  For this reason we cannot accept responsibility for non-fulfilment or breach of any such contract, but every reasonable safeguard is assured.  Wherever possible in such cases, we will replace the entertainer with one of similar price and quality. If unable to provide an acceptable alternative, all monies held by Hireaband Ltd on behalf of the hirer shall be refunded immediately on request. In the event of circumstances outwith their control, entertainers may substitute a regular member of the band or act with a competent stand in without notice or compensation.

2) When acting as an Employment Agency, Hireaband Limited charges a fee equivalent to an agreed percentage of the contracted fee receivable by the Entertainer.  In most cases we will charge the hirer a maximum £50 support fee inclusive of VAT.

3) Should you (the hirer) wish to cancel a booking you agree to be bound by the scale of charges detailed below.  Cancellations must be notified in writing and by recorded delivery. In the event of cancellation by the hirer the following fees will apply:

 

   0-30 days  

100%

   31-60 days  

75%

   61-90 days  

60%

   91+ days  

Reservation Fee

4) In most cases we require a reservation fee to book entertainment.  Reservation and support fees are non-refundable, except when an engagement is cancelled by the artiste (see 3) in which case all reservation fees will be repaid in full. 

5) The balance is due 1 calendar month prior to the event, unless otherwise stated.

6) In order to ensure that there are no non-appearances or let downs, all verbal agreements are confirmed by the electronic signing of a written contract.  In the event of very short notice bookings, the written contract may be sent after the event for your records.  Failure to sign contracts does not constitute cancellation and all verbal agreements will remain in force.

7) Any contract negotiated through this agency shall be subject to these Terms of Business unless otherwise agreed in writing between all concerned parties.

8) No servant or agent of this agency has the power to vary these terms and conditions.

9) The hirer is to provide a suitable performing area.  Unless otherwise agreed the hirer must provide an electrical supply meeting, or exceeding British Standards where electrical equipment is to be used as part of a performance.  Where the entertainer is expected to wear stage clothing the hirer must provide adequate dressing room facilities, toilets are unacceptable and may result in the entertainer performing in casual dress.

10) The hirer agrees not to approach the entertainer directly to engage for further bookings, but that all future bookings are made through this office, except where future bookings are to take place in excess of 18 months from the initial performance date.

TERMS OF BUSINESS (2) Where Hireaband is acting as an employment business

1) When acting as an Employment Business, Hireaband Limited is party to the contract as the supplier of entertainment. 

2) Force Majeure. In the event of the Performance having to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of either the hirer or Hireaband Ltd then neither party will have responsibility to the other for any loss suffered thereby. For the avoidance of doubt no fee will be payable by either party in respect of performances cancelled by force majeure.

3) Should you (The Hirer) wish to cancel a booking, you agree to be bound by the following scale of charges;

 

  0-14 days

prior to event 

100%

  15-30 days

prior to event 

75%

  31-120 days

prior to event 

60%

  121 + days

prior to event

Deposit

VAT is not payable on cancellation fees.

It is an integral part of this agreement that such charges are accepted and will be paid within 14 days of our invoice. Interest of 8% per annum above the prevailing Bank of England base rate will be charged on all overdue accounts.

4) In order to secure a booking, a deposit equal to 25% + VAT of the total fee may be required.  Deposits are non-refundable, except where an engagement is cancelled by us in which case all deposits will be immediately refunded in full.

5) The balance on any engagement is normally due 1calendar month before the event takes place unless otherwise agreed in writing.  If the entertainment booked for such an event becomes unavailable and we are unable to find a suitable replacement all monies received will be repaid.

6) All our fees are subject to VAT at the current rate.

7) In order to ensure that there are no non-appearances or let downs, all verbal agreements are confirmed by the electronic signing of a written contract.  In the event of very short notice bookings, the written contract may be sent after the event for your records. Failure to sign contracts does not constitute cancellation and all verbal agreements will remain in force.

8) Any contract negotiated through this agency shall be subject to these Terms of Business unless otherwise agreed in writing between all concerned parties.

9) No servant or agent of this agency has the power to vary these terms and conditions.

10) The hirer is to provide a suitable performing area.  Unless otherwise agreed the hirer must provide an electrical supply meeting, or exceeding British Standards where electrical equipment is to be used as part of a performance.  Where the entertainer is expected to wear stage clothing the hirer must provide adequate dressing room facilities, toilets are unacceptable.

11) The hirer agrees not to approach the entertainer directly to engage for further bookings and that all future bookings are made through this office, except where future bookings are to take place in excess of 18 months from the initial performance date.

Please note that Hireaband Ltd is the franchisor and as such your agreement may be made via an officially appointed franchisee.  In that event, the franchisee and not Hireaband Ltd is the originator and negotiator of any contract. Hireaband Ltd does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions made by franchisees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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