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Guys,

 

Need some advice and ASAP :)

 

I've had an enquiry about hiring of lights and effects only... as they already have a DJ. The DJ doesn't own or have lighting!

 

It would be from 7pm till midnight... I currently have no bookings for the night either!

 

My question is....

 

What insurance do I need to look at....do you think my normal PLI would cover it?

Would it be wise to be in attendance at all time??

 

And finally.... how much do I charge?!?! LOL DO I charge per light? or Per hour?

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Web : http://www.alexentertainment.co.uk

Web : http://www.alexskaraoke.co.uk

Phone : 07525 645750 / 0800 612 4979

email : alex@alexentertainment.co.uk

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Your PLI is probably for "you" running the show.

 

The DJ@ membership has a "dry hire" element, so if your gear caused a fire/fell on someone then you should be ok.

 

My local hire shop charges about £30+vat/night for;

2x Twister Lights, 1x Smoke Machine, 1x Stand & T-Bar

Better systems are about £40-45 per night (+vat)

 

This will require collection, a hire form signed+proof of ID (passport or photo driving licence only!) and deposit left.

On return (following day) the equipment is checked and deposit returned.

I suggest you follow this - check out what other hire companies require (the above sounds normal)

 

 

I'd charge by the night. If you need to babysit the gear then you need to charge by the hour, not really worth doing!

 

I think there are hire details mentioned on the forum previously. Not 100% sure though.

 

Hope this is of some help!

 

Jason

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When i used to hire equipment as well as the usuall signed contract and proof of id i used to take a note of the car registration and make without the customer knowing.

 

Alan

STROBE DISCO SHOW

 

01782 713277

 

07802 489555

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Cheers for the advice guys....

 

However now after speaking further to the customer, I've decided NOT to do equipment rental on this occasion.

 

But it is something I might look into more....

 

In the last 10 days I've had two companies contact me advising me they were ceasing trading.... they passed me their bookings ( which was nice of them)... but I also noticed they did equipment hire so ... hmmmm...!!

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Web : http://www.alexentertainment.co.uk

Web : http://www.alexskaraoke.co.uk

Phone : 07525 645750 / 0800 612 4979

email : alex@alexentertainment.co.uk

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If its spare gear, and you tie up the hire so you're covered for damages, then not too much risk.

If you're hiring out your main system with a wedding booking the next day- I think I'd be having a sleepness night!

 

I've thought about offering some of my lighting, and spare kit for hire. Still undecided - I don't know if I want the grief!

 

Jason

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I stopped doing rental a few years back after a friend returned my speakers with a blown bass driver :(

Not worth the hassle IMO, the money involved doesn't justify putting your gear at risk, especially if it is your main system.

www.tipperarypartydj.com

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