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able audio equipment rental terms & conditions

*By using this website or any services provided by ABLE AUDIO LLC you are agreeing to all the terms and conditions listed here.


Term of the Lease:
Equipment rentals (also referred to as Lease) commence on the date the equipment leaves ABLE AUDIO's premises and continues until the equipment is returned, unless otherwise agreed in writing by ABLE AUDIO, to ABLE AUDIO's location from which the rental originated. All equipment shall be returned in the same condition as when delivered to the customer.  If the equipment is returned in an unusable condition, the rental shall continue until ABLE AUDIO is able to restore the equipment to a usable-rentable condition.

All units remain the property of ABLE AUDIO and under no circumstance shall title pass to the customer. All rented equipment is subject to sale to other parties at any time. If the equipment is sold, ABLE AUDIO may elect to trade the rental piece with comparable unit at no additional expense to the customer.

Rental Fee:
Rental fees vary with the value of the equipment and the terms of the rental. Location, time frame, gear and terms will determine the rental price and will be listed with rental agreement.  If the event runs past the end time additional fees will be incurred at a rate of $100/hour.  If a sound tech or Dj is necessary additional fees will be required. 

Reservations, Deposits & Payments:
Reservations are not guaranteed until the non-refundable reservation deposit is received by ABLE AUDIO. Deposits and payments are accepted via cash, check, money order, credit card and If event is more than 30 days out a reservation deposit of $150 or 25% (whichever is greater)  is needed to confirm date.  At 30 days out, 50% of outstanding balance is due.   The remaining balance is due in full by event date. If paying by check, the total balance must be received at least ten (10) business days prior to event.  Checks returned NSF will be charged a $35 fee. DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Notice of cancellation must be submitted at least fifteen (15) working days in advance of event.  Failure to do so may result in a charge of the full rental fee.  Cancellations made prior to fifteen (15) working days are eligible for refund (minus deposit). Weekends & holidays are not considered working days.

Equipment Pick Up & Return:
If the renter is picking up and maintaining the equipment the renter is required to show a valid state I. D. upon pick up with a security deposit based on the value of the equipment being leased.  At the time of drop off, if the equipment and cables are not clean and neatly coiled, the renter will be charged labor costs determined by ABLE AUDIO for the cleaning or organizing of the equipment with a $25 minimum.  If the equipment is not returned within the agreed upon time frame renter agrees to pay full rental rates for each day the equipment is late.

Renter’s Responsibility:
It is the renter’s responsibility to ensure that all ordinances, laws and regulations are being followed and that the venue is a secure legal location.  It is the renter’s responsibility to ensure that suitable security is in place from arrival to departure.  Renter is responsible for any theft or damage to the equipment.  This responsibility begins when the renter takes possession of the equipment and ends when it is returned/picked up and inspected by an ABLE AUDIO representative.  If any damage or theft occurs while in the Renter’s possession Renter agrees to pay full market value of the equipment in question.  Renter is responsible for the actions of the event attendees and is liable for any damage to the equipment or personal injury that may occur. Renter is responsible for any fees incurred by the venue / event space.

A valid current drivers license or other government issued picture ID, (such as a Military ID card or Louisiana ID card) along with positive proof of address and phone number are required for all rentals. Customers who will be maintaining equipment may be asked to leave a security deposit. This deposit amount will vary depending on the item being rented. A local job site address and phone number may also be required.

All rentals are to be paid in advance, unless a charge account has been established with us. Payment may be made with Master Card®, Visa®, Discover®, American Express®, local check, money order, cashier's check or cash.  If a security deposit is required customer can pay via credit card, debit card or cash.  Deposits will be released after equipment has been returned and verified to be in working order by ABLE AUDIO.

Rental charges are earned in advance and are due regardless of actual equipment use, breakdown, downtime, acts of nature (including without limitation rain, snow, etc.) or man made situation.  A finance charge equivalent to 5% per month will be imposed on any past due balances.   Payments, when made, shall apply first to accrued late or delinquency charges and the remainder shall apply to the rentals due hereunder. We may continue to charge your account(s) in any denomination and as many times as needed until your past due balance and all fees are paid in full.

Equipment Breakdowns:
We strive to keep our equipment in top working order at all time. 'Murphy's Law' however says that problems sometimes can and will occur. If you ever have any problems or questions about the items that you rent, please call  us right away. Many problems can be solved over the phone. In some cases we may be able to provide a replacement or substitute item.  Depending on your circumstances replacement may not be a viable option to be determined by ABLE AUDIO.

Extending the length of your rental:
If you rent an item, and are unable to return it at your scheduled time, please call us as soon as you realize you will need it longer. Since we accept reservations, some items may already be booked for someone else.  If ABLE AUDIO is waiting to break down the equipment a minimum of $100 per hour extra will be billed to the customer.  Depending on your circumstances you may be liable for an additional days rental fees to be determined by ABLE AUDIO.


Outside events & the weather:
If the event is outdoors the customer is responsible to make sure that the equipment will be in a safe and dry location.  In the event of bad weather that may damage the equipment or create an unsafe environment the customer is required to provide a safe and dry location for the equipment.  If on the day of the event ABLE AUDIO does not feel comfortable with the accommodations provided ABLE AUDIO has the right to cancel the rental and the customer is responsible for all rental fees.

Use And Maintenance of Equipment; Inspection; Repairs:
The customer will use the equipment in the regular course of its business and only for the purpose intended, within equipment’s rated capacity, in a safe manner, and in accordance with all federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations. The customer also agrees to use and maintain the equipment in accordance with the operator’s manual accompanying the equipment (in the event such manual is provided) and any and all instructions communicated by ABLE AUDIO to the customer. The customer shall not make any modification, alternation or addition to the equipment without ABLE AUDIO's prior written consent. The customer will keep the equipment in good operating condition and appearance, and return the equipment to ABLE AUDIO in as good a condition as when received. THE CUSTOMER IS SOLEY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL REPAIRS AND DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT MADE NECESSARY BY ITS USE OF THE EQUIPMENT. The customer will furnish all labor, parts, mechanisms and devices required to maintain and repair the equipment, at its sole expense, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the parties. The customer will purchase all repair parts and such parts will be Original Equipment Manufacturer (“OEM”). If ABLE AUDIO has to replace non-OEM repair parts installed by the customer, all related costs will be at the customer’s sole expense.

Who May Operate The Equipment:
Only the customer, the customer’s employees, or non-employees approved by the customer in writing may operate the equipment. All operators must be at least 18 years old and be properly qualified to operate the equipment. Use of the equipment by a non-authorized operator will be at customer’s sole risk.  If equipment is being operated by other than an ABLE AUDIO employee the renter is responsible for ALL damage caused to the equipment regardless of who is operating the equipment.

Equipment Damage:
The customer shall bear the entire risk of loss, damage, destruction or theft of the equipment from ALL causes whatsoever, including acts of God, whether or not due to the fault of the customer, during the term of the Lease and thereafter until returned to ABLE AUDIO. In the event of loss, damage or destruction of any item of equipment, the customer, at its sole expense, and at ABLE AUDIO's option, shall (a) repair the equipment, returning it to its previous condition, unless damaged beyond repair, (b) pay ABLE AUDIO's cost to repair the equipment (in the case of damage) or (c) pay the current market value of the equipment (in the case of loss or destruction). 

Customers who return damaged equipment will continue to be billed at the specified rental rate until the equipment is fully repaired / replaced and returned to a usable condition.

Sale of Equipment:
All equipment remains the property of ABLE AUDIO and is subject to sale to other parties at any time unless the customer has executed an agreement to purchase the equipment from ABLE AUDIO.  ABLE AUDIO’S RENTAL AGREEMENTS DOES NOT PROVIDE THE CUSTOMER WITH AN OPTION TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT. Any sales agreement for the equipment must be separately agreed upon in writing by both parties. If ABLE AUDIO agrees to sell the equipment to the customer, a portion or none of the previously paid rental charges may be applied towards the purchase price of the equipment. The customer should contact his sales representative for full details on ABLE AUDIO's existing policies regarding the purchase of rental equipment. 

Additional Terms:
ABLE AUDIO requires a minimum of 90 minutes of set up and break down time before and after the event.  It is your responsibility that the area be available during these times.  If we are not able to collect our gear at the agreed upon end time you may be responsible for an additional days rental fee.  Unless otherwise noted, all rentals are for personal use only; equipment may not be sub-rented.  No part of this document may be crossed out or modified.  This Agreement is guided by and governed by the laws of the State of Louisiana and Orleans Parish shall be the place of jurisdiction.  This Agreement is the complete understanding between the parties and supersedes and replaces all previous agreements both written and oral. In the event an emergency situation, act of god, etc., should arise that prevents access to the event a future date can be rescheduled. Terms subject to change without notice.


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