Just like before you buy or sell your property, you make a purchase agreement which states all the information about the purchase in detail, in the same way, it is also a must to form a rental agreement before you let your machine to someone else. Heavy equipment are unquestionably one of the most expensive items that you possess in your construction business and in case you decide to rent it, you got to ensure that at the end of the contract you get the machine in order. Just in case, you do not form a proper rental agreement, there are high chances that the user may use the machine according to his whims and fancies and completely deteriorate the quality of the machine. So by the time you get the heavy equipment back in your possession, you got to spend a lot on the repairs and fixtures part which may not sound quite economical to you.
Rent the equipment to a person who has no issue signing a rental contract:-
It is always advisable that you let your heavy equipment to a person who does not have any issue in signing the rental contract. A rental contract is just a document that speaks about the terms and conditions that both the parties have agreed to before the owner handing the possession of the machine to the other party. It basically protects the rights of both the giver and the user. By forming a concrete rental agreement, there are less chances of the user misusing the machine. For instance, the user will give importance to regular servicing which he might otherwise not have paid much heed to. There is lot of advantages of forming a rental contract as it proves to be a healthy affair for both the parties.
Catch hold of a good attorney to draft your agreement:-
Drafting the rental agreement from an attorney who has ample of experience in this profession is of immense importance. An experienced attorney may suggest few points which you must have not even considered and which are quite important. They may charge you little extra but that will be really worthy. You can keep the same draft and use it again if you rent the machine to the next user. You may need the attorney but do not have to pay him the same fee as you did in the previous occasion.
Go to internet to check few drafts of rental agreement:-
In case you are renting the heavy equipment to a close friend or someone in your family then you perhaps do not have to form a stringent rental agreement. A simple one will do in this case. However, you still got to draft an agreement for which you need some help. It is recommended that you go to google and check few rental agreements over there. It will be really helpful and also you get that for free. You only need the help of an attorney to complete the legal proceedings for which they will charge you a very nominal fee.