Vehicle Rental Terms & Conditions

Full terms & conditions are included in the rental agreement.

Esplanade has endeavoured to show only accurate information on this site. We reserve the right to make changes to any of the terms and conditions at any time and will post these changes online.

Our rental offer includes the following:

  • Rates: Rates are subject to change without notice. Fuel is not included but may form an additional charge.

  • Insurance Excess: This is £350 but may be waived on payment of £6.00 per day (see below).

  • Fuel Deposit: £90

  • Driver Qualification: A full driving licence must have been held for a minimum of 2 years at the commencement of the rental and be valid for the entire rental period. (For serious endorsements please contact us prior to booking). Licence holders aged 25 years to 75 years may drive any vehicle. Those aged 21 years to 25 years may only drive vehicles from Categories A, E & H.

Please read the following notes carefully as it is essential that you have all of the correct documentation with you when you collect your car. Failure to produce the documents required may mean that you cannot proceed with the rental.

UK Licence Holders must bring:

  • Photo Driving licence

  • Print out of DVLA Check Code – to get code go to https://www.viewdrivingrecord.service.gov.uk/driving-record/licence-number?(Please note this code expires after 72 hours and you will require your Driving Licence numer, National Insurance and Postcode) 

  • 2nd form of identification or utility bill showing the same address as that on your driving licence.

If you are unable to go online to get a Check Code then we can telephone the DVLA for you for an additional charge of £3.50.

Alternatively if you bring your Photo Driving licence, National Insurance number and postcode we can get a Check Code at reception (this may take a little time). 

Paper Licence Holders:

Licence holders with the old style paper driving licence (pre 1998) will only require licence and proof of address.

Overseas Licence Holders must bring:

  • Driving licence

  • Passport

  • 1 additional form of identification showing your home address.

  • Non-EU licence holders must have been in the UK for less than 12 months.

If you are in any doubt about what to bring with you or require any further clarification prior to completing your booking please be sure to call us on 01983 562322 or send an email to carhire@esplanade.co.uk . Please note, that unless previously arranged, your collection point will be at our Ryde address.

A WEEKEND DISCOUNT is available. Please select Friday 16:30 to Monday 09:00 on booking form.