Summary of Insurance Requirements

Our insurers place requirements on those drivers insured to drive our vehicles and of the vehicles use. A summary of those requirements are as follows. 

Drivers/Hirers must:

  • Be over 23 and under 75 and must have had a full UK/ EU or similar overseas license for at least 2 years. Those outwith these ages may be approved after consideration.
  • Be able to verify their identity by providing 2 forms of ID such as a utility bill (no more than 60 days old) as well as a driving license. Specific details are advised in the ‘What to Bring’ document.
  • Provide a Security Deposit (in the event that standard insurance qualification terms are not met this may be higher than the advertised amount) which may be used as an ‘excess’ as per the terms of the Contract of Hire. Additionally, this security deposit will be held against the return of the vehicle in the same state as it was collected. This means reasonably clean, undamaged (including tyres and windscreen), complete with all equipment.
  • Drivers may have no more than 6 ‘unspent’ penalty points. Any one conviction resulting in 6 penalty points must be specifically notified to us. UK Drivers will be required to consent to a DVLA web check to verify license points status as these are no longer noted on the paper license.
  • It is specifically noted that full time students, professional sportspeople, persons having had any form of motor insurance refused, persons having had more than 1 accident in the last 3 years, persons employed in the press industry, connected with the gambling, racing or gaming industry, employed in the professional entertainment industry and foreign service personnel are specifically excluded from hire or driving without prior approval by our insurers. If you believe you do not meet the above mentioned requirements please get in contact with us as we may be able to gain an insurance clearance after discussion with our insurers.
  • Either the Security Deposit or Hire Deposit must be paid by a cleared and traceable method – in effect not cash.