Terms & Conditions of Trade

Socialights has taken every precaution to ensure its equipment meets current safety standards. In the event that the systems hired need to be handled, disconnect from mains power supply and allow to cool. Neither Socialights nor its employees accepts responsibility for any form of damages to persons, animals or property arising from the hire and installation of its lighting/electronic, effect systems and accessories. Equipment hired to you must be insured on your or the venues insurance policy.


1.1 We agree to supply and you agree to accept the services upon the terms set out overleaf and  of these conditions

1.2 You shall pay the price for the supply of the services set out overleaf.

1.3 We will provide such additional or varied services as may be agreed between us (at a price which is agreed between us) and confirmed in writing as a variation to this agreement.

1.4 Our price does not include any value added or other sales tax which you shall be liable to pay to us in addition if appropriate.

1.5 You must strictly comply with the times for payment mentioned overleaf.

1.6 You must be over 18 years of age.


2.1 We shall supply the services at the place and on the date and time specified overleaf.

2.2 If the hired systems are required for an extended period or access has not been possible at the venue on the collection date as agreed overleaf, the extra charges will be deducted from the security deposit.  If  these charges are greater you will
be invoiced and payment must be paid within 30 days of invoice date.

2.3 The hirer will assume sole responsibility for the safekeeping of the equipment whilst in their possession, at the venue, outside or in their property.  Any damage or loss to equipment caused by misuse or mishandling by yourselves or a third party will be deducted from the security deposit.  If, however, the amount is greater you will also be invoiced.  This must be paid within 30 days of invoice date.  The equipment hired to you must be insured on your own insurance policy.  It is
your responsibility to inform your insurance company.

2.4 The security deposit in no way represents the replacement cost of the equipment hired to you.  This will be charged on a separate invoice and you must pay without question within 30 days of the invoice date.

2.5 We shall not be liable for any delay in supply or non-supply of any of the services if such delay or non- supply is caused by fire, flood, breakdown, theft, accidents or any other circumstances beyond our control.

2.6 You shall liaise with us about arrangements as we require and allow us access to the venue.

2.7 If any electrical equipment is to be supplied by you or by any third party (other than us or any of our subcontractors) we cannot guarantee compatibility.

2.8 Our equipment must be run independently from any of yours or third parties.


3.1 We warrant that we will provide the services to the highest standard using all reasonable skill and care,

3.2 but on the condition that we have received the signed contract and payment required  prior to the agreed hire start.

3.3 All other warranties whether express or implied are expressly excluded.

3.4 We shall not be liable for any negligence by us in relation to the services or any statement made by us about the service
and will test all our equipment systems on installation and seek your approval.  In the unlikely event of partial systems

failures due to natural wear and tear, a proportionate refund will be awarded to the hirer. However, we cannot be held responsible for any lamp, bulb or fairy light string failure during the event.

3.5 Save as set out in this clause there is no express or implied warranty or duty as to the performance of the services.

3.6 We shall not be liable for any loss of profits or other consequential loss suffered by you as a result of any defects in the services or otherwise.

3.7 You acknowledge that in agreeing to enter into the contract you have not relied on any representation relating to the services or the contract other than any written representation made by one of our senior managers.

3.8 Systems on installation may differ from pictures seen and listed on original contract but are of equal specification and value.


4.1 We may terminate the contract if you are in material breach of any of your obligations under the agreement.

4.2 We may terminate the contract if you become insolvent.

4.3 If you cancel the agreement prior to the date specified overleaf as the date of the Function then you agree that we may retain the deposit paid, by way of agreed liquidated damages for the loss we have sustained.

4.4 We may terminate the contract if on the agreed delivery date we cannot gain access to the venue, make contact with the hirer or the balance and or security deposit shown overleaf is not paid.  The deposit will not be refunded.


5.1 If we fail at any time to required performance of any term of this Agreement this shall not affect our right to enforce that provision at a later date.

5.2 If we waive any breach of any term of this Agreement this shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any further or continuing breach of the same term. This contract may be amended or cancelled and any of its conditions of the breach of any of its terms may be waived only be written agreement signed by all the parties or in the case of a waiver by the party waiving compliance.