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General Terms and Conditions of Vehicle Rental Agreement

YES Rent a Car Ltd.


YES Rent a Car Ltd. in its capacity of Lessor, rents a car (vehicle) to the Lessee against payment of rental fees under the following General Terms and Conditions:

1. Submission and acceptance

1.1.  The minimum rental term is 24 hours and the vehicle is rented to the Lessee in good condition with all mandatory equipment and documents required by the Traffic Police authorities, as recorded in the Bilaterally signed Acceptance Protocol (hereinafter referred to as BAP) which is an integral part of the Rental Agreement and which terms and conditions also cover the vehicle return. The Lessee is obliged to return the vehicle with all received documents and accessories within the agreed time and place in the same condition as originally submitted according to BAP.

1.2.  In case of any foreseen or unforeseen failure of the Lessee to comply with the deadline for returning the vehicle, they are obliged to notify the Lessor not later than the agreed return hour. For a delay longer than 120 minutes the Lessee owes a penalty in the amount of the daily vehicle rental price according to the agreed rental rate in the Rental Agreement.

1.3.  Failure of the Lessee to comply with the obligation to return the vehicle for more than two days without informing the Lessor shall be deemed to be misappropriation within the meaning of the Criminal Code and the Lessor shall notify the competent authorities, retaining all rights under this Rental Agreement.

1.4.  In arising the hypothesis of the clause 1.3. above the Lessor is entitled to keep the guarantee deposit paid by the Lessee upon signing the Rental Agreement.

2. Damage, Losses, Thefts and Others

2.1. In case of any damage, loss or theft of the vehicle or its parts including but not limited to fire or glass breakage by fault of the Lessee, the latter shall be obliged to pay the Lessor the full compensation including replacement car rental expenses, return, repair, lost profits and rent expenses.

2.2. Lessee’s liability may be limited through payment and acceptance of additional charges "Super Collision Damage Waiver" (SCDW) and "Super Theft Protection Waiver" (STPW), certified and determined upon signing the Rental Agreement and they are not subject to refund. Upon payment of the above charges the liability of the Lessee is reduced to the amount of the charges excluding the cases covered by clause 5.5. of these General Terms and Conditions. The Super insurances do not cover, respectively can not secure the Lessor, the following cases: loss of car keys, vehicle documents, damage, loss or theft of the vehicle registration plate, loss or damage of car wipers, glasses and chassis (vehicles transmission, drive and other parts that are in or attached to the chassis) damage of the vehicle as a result of its careless exploitation by the Lessee, respectively by a related to them person, damage of tires, wheel rims, tire covers (when not caused by fire or road accident documented in a Police Report), damages as a result of using the vehicle while not considering the prohibitions covered by clause 5.3. The acceptance of the Super insurances does not exempt the Lessee from their obligation to receive and provide YES Rent a Car Ltd. with a Police Report in the event of theft or damage as described in detail in clause 5.1.3. Otherwise the Lessee shall fully cover the car damage.

2.3. Liability for damage caused by third parties, if caused guiltily by the Lessee, is covered by the Third Party Liability insurance up to its limit, except in the cases referred to in clauses 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4 of these General Terms and Conditions. Only in case of a respected regression claim by the insurer within the meaning of article 19 of the Ordinance on Compulsory Insurance this responsibility is born by the Lessee.

2.4. If the navigation system is stolen or lost, the Lessee must pay a fine of EUR 200.00.

2.5. In case the documents, keys, registration plates of the rented car are stolen or lost, the Lessee must pay a fine of EUR 300.00.

2.6. In case the parking ticket and/or the parking card for parking at the public car parks at Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas airports is lost, the Lessee must pay a fine of EUR 100.00.

2.7. In case of a car accident an administration charge of EUR 50.00 is payable regardless of whose fault the incident occurred.

3.Prices and payment methods

3.1. By signing the Rental Agreement upon receiving the vehicle the Lessee undertakes the obligation to pay the final amount of the Rental Agreement which represents the sum of the amounts specified in detail in this Rental Agreement by means of payment approved by the Lessor (vouchers, credit cards, debit cards, bank transfer, cash).

3.2. The Lessee undertakes the obligation to pay the Lessor:

3.2.1.      The daily rent and CDW, TPW, and, if accepted, SCDW and STPW charges to limit liability for damage and/or vehicle theft and any additional services mentioned in the Rental Agreement;

3.2.2.      All additional charges for one-way rentals (rent with return of the vehicle in an office location other than the rental office location), if any. When the vehicle is returned in a location other than the one previously agreed, a drop charge fee determined by the Lessor is charged;

3.2.3.      All fees and fines for improper parking and non-observance of the Road Traffic Act relating to the vehicle and the relevant rental period;

3.2.4.      Lessor's expenses, including officially incurred costs permitted by law, for collecting the amounts owed by the Lessee;

3.2.5.      The cost of the missing liters of fuel calculated at EUR 2.00 per liter.

3.2.6.      Applicable fees and VAT.

3.3 . The Lessee undertakes the obligation to pay a guarantee deposit in the amount specified in the Price List upon signing the Rental Agreement. Upon returning the vehicle in good condition according to the BAP the deposit is released. If small losses or damages are certified in BAP and if the vehicle is returned without fuel or it is less than the one stipulated in the BAP, the relevant amount is deducted from the deposit and the balance, if any, is released.

4.Responsibilities of the Lessor

4.1. The Lessor is liable for damage resulting from a technical failure of the rented vehicle, as determined by an independent vehicle expertise.

4.2. The Lessor undertakes to provide the Lessee with a replacement vehicle for the period for which the Rental Agreement of the defective vehicle is concluded.

4.3. In case of a Lessee’s failure to fulfill this Rental Agreement the Lessor has the right to take all legal actions to discontinue the use of the property by the Lessee.

5.Obligations and Responsibilities of the Lessee

5.1. The Lessee is obliged:

5.1.1.      To use the vehicle as intended, to handle it with the care of a good owner and keep it in a clean state;

5.1.2.      In case of an accident, damage or failure to take all necessary measures to rescue, limit and/or decrease damage to the rented vehicle;

5.1.3.      In case of a theft, accident or damage to a vehicle, except minor incidents, to comply with the requirements of the Road Traffic Act and the regulations for its implementation concerning the obligatory receipt of a Police Report and other documents. Within twelve hours of the damage/theft occurrence the Lessee shall notify the Lessor about that by communicating all related facts, circumstances and data, as well as to provide full assistance to the Lessor and the insurance company in clarifying the incident and the damage caused.

5.2. The Lessee undertakes the obligation to observe the interests of the Lessor and the insurance company in case of a road accident or theft by:

5.2.1.      Providing names and addresses of participants and witnesses;

5.2.2.      Not transferring responsibility or guilt and not making payments to people involved in the road accident;

5.2.3.      Not leaving the vehicle without the necessary precautions in respect to their safety;

5.2.4.      Notifying the nearest YES Rent a Car Ltd. office by phone, even in case of a minor road accident, and filling in all the necessary documents of the Lessor within 12 hours;

5.2.5.      Notifying the police immediately, if it is necessary to determine the guilt of another participant in the accident or a person is injured;

5.2.6.      Making sure that when there is nobody in the vehicle it is locked and that the car keys and documents are kept by the Lessee.

5.3.     The Lessee is not entitled

5.3.1.      To use the vehicle for towing another vehicle or trailer, for racing purposes, sporting events, training, testing, transporting large bulk or other cargo,

5.3.2.      To drive the vehicle drunk or after using drugs or intoxicating medicines;

5.3.3.      То drive the vehicle off the road surface/road marking;

5.3.4.      To smoke in the rented vehicle;

5.3.5.      To give to a person not authorized by the Lessor to drive the vehicle;

5.3.6.      To use the rented vehicle for transportation of goods prohibited by the Customs Act and for any kind of illegal activity;

5.3.7.      To drive the vehicle outside the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, except in cases when they are explicitly authorized by the Lessor for that and have paid in advance all necessary fees and insurances for traveling abroad. For any unauthorized border crossing the Lessee is obliged to pay a fine of EUR 300.00.

5.3.8.      To make unauthorized repairs of the vehicle;

5.3.9.      To transfer their rights and obligations under this Rental Agreement to a third party unless previously approved by the Lessor and the details of the approved person are recorded in the Rental Agreement.

5.4.     The Lessee must have a current driving license valid for more than one year but not less than the term of the Rental Agreement, must be twenty-one years of age and have one year driving experience.

5.5.     In case the Lessee fails to comply with the restrictive conditions of these clauses and harmful consequences occur on the vehicle, respectively on its owner and/or partial damage or claims of third parties evolve against the Lessor, the Lessee owes the Lessor compensation at an amount determined further by an expert (specialist), who should be appointed to draw up an independent expert evaluation to verify the occurred damage and its value. The failure to comply with the provisions of clauses 5.1-5.4. as a result of which damages have been occurred eliminates the limited liability provisioned by clause 2.2 and the Lessee owes full compensation.

5.6.     In case of careless exploitation by the Lessee, respectively a related to them person, if the vehicle is returned in an extremely dirty condition, the Lessee is obliged to pay a fine of EUR 50.00.

5.7.     Smoking in vehicles is strictly forbidden, in case of a breach found by the Lessor, the Lessee is obliged to pay a fine of EUR 150.00.

5.8.     By signing the Rental Agreement the Lessee confirms that they have been provided with information according to article 19, paragraph 1 of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), they are aware that the provision of their personal data is voluntary, as well as that they are aware of their rights provided by PDPA and give their unconditional consent their personal data to be collected, processed and transferred to third parties for the purposes of concluding and managing the Rental Agreement in compliance with the requirements of the current Bulgarian legislation.

All prices are in euro and include 20% VAT.

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