Rental Policy

Damage and/or Loss to the Vehicle
KeysIn the event of any damage or loss to the vehicle due to fire, theft or any cause the renter will be held liable. However, if the renter uses a credit card which offers Insurance Coverage in Jamaica, then the renter may decline Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and have the vehicle fully covered under the credit card insurance feature. Please verify coverage with your credit card company. Budget Jamaica will obtain confirmation at the time of rental. Renter will return vehicle in the same condition it was received by renter. Vehicles and other equipment belong to Budget Jamaica and are in good condition and the Renter will return the vehicle, which includes all tyres, accessories, equipment and vehicle documents, during regular hours in the same condition as that in which they were received by the Renter, except for ordinary wear and tear, to the location and on the due back date specified or sooner if so demanded by Budget Jamaica.
The Renter is liable for all interior and exterior damage, rims, tyres, glass, battery and interior cleaning charges.

Age Limit
No one under the age of twenty-one (21) years is permitted to drive/operate the rented vehicle. A driver under age 25 will attract an age surcharge of US$7.50 per day.

Additional Drivers
The renter may authorize other persons to operate the rented vehicle. Additional driver fee is US$3.00 per day.

Drop Fee
The rented vehicle should be returned to the same city from where dispatched. If the vehicle is returned to another city, a drop fee of US$50.00 will be charged for returning the vehicle to its original location.

Vehicle is rented with a full tank of fuel. If the vehicle is not returned with the same quantity of fuel that was supplied, a refueling charge will be supplied at the time of billing.

Rental PeriodCalendar
One rental day is a period of 24 hours. If renter fails to return the vehicle on the due back date or within 24 hours following a written or oral demand to renter by Budget, renter shall be deemed to be in possession of the vehicle unlawfully and Budget may cause the issuance or a warrant for the arrest of renter or any other person who has the vehicle, and Budget will report the vehicle as stolen. Budget may repossess vehicle without first advising the Renter for the following reasons:-
• If the vehicle is illegally parked
• If vehicle is used in violation of the law or of the rental agreement
• If the vehicle appears to be abandoned or is not returned to Budget Jamaica on the due back date.

Charges and Fines
Charges and FinesThe Renter shall pay to Budget Jamaica on demand, all charges incurred in connection with the rental described herein and the, Renter hereby authorizes Budget Jamaica to submit an unsigned credit card voucher stating that the Renter's signature is on file, or to amend, alter, complete or execute on behalf of the Renter a credit card voucher in the Renter's name for payment of any charges incurred in connection with the rental. All charges are subject to final audit and if there is an error the Renter or Budget, shall promptly repay or credit the other, as is appropriate.
If Renter informs Budget that some other person shall pay the rental charges in relation to the vehicle and if that person shall fail to do so the Renter shall pay the charges incurred to Budget on demand.

The Renter assumes full responsibility for any expense incurred without Budget's permission.

The Renter shall be personally liable to pay any fines levied as a consequence of receiving traffic or parking tickets issued during the rental period. Should the Renter fail to do so Budget is empowered to pay any fines so levied and charge same to the account of the Renter in addition to all costs incurred by Budget in relation thereto.

In case of an accident the Renter must promptly report any accident involving the vehicle to Budget at the renting location and to the police and should promptly deliver to Budget at the renting location every document relating to any claim or legal action arising out of any accident and shall co-operate with Budget and its insurers in the investigation and defence of any claim or legal action. The Renter will be required to complete an accident / loss report at the renting location within 24 hours of the incident. All daily charges will continue until Renter returns the vehicle, keys, completes and signs the accident / damage report.
The Renter is not authorized to repair vehicle

Operation of Vehicle
The vehicle must not be driven/operated by any person:-

  1. Other than the Renter or any Additional Driver whose name is on the contract; or
  2. Who is not a qualified, licensed driver holding a valid driver's licence and who is at least twenty-one (21) years old; or
  3. Who has given Budget any false or misleading information; or
  4. Whose driving ability is impaired by intoxicating liquor or any other drug; or
  5. Who is not sufficiently alert or capable of properly or safely driving the vehicle; or
  6. To transport passengers or goods for reward; or
  7. To transport hazardous or explosive substances; or
  8. In any race, speed test, training, contest or for any illegal purpose; or
  9. In an abusive, reckless or unlawful manner; or
  10. Who leaves the keys in the vehicle or does not properly secure the vehicle; or
  11. To propel, push or tow any vehicle, trailer or other object; or
  12. In an off-road use (use on any road or other area that is not hard surfaced and regularly maintained); or
  13. Who cannot properly drive a vehicle with a manual transmission (if the vehicle has a manual transmission); or
  14. Who transports a greater number of passengers than permitted by law.
  15. Who should recognize that further use of the vehicle will cause it damage (example: if there is a warning light on, or if any of the tyres is defaulted, or if steam or smoke is being emitted from the engine) but continues to do so.

Ownership of Vehicles
The vehicle and other equipment belong to Budget Car Rental. The renter is not regarded as an agent, employee or servant of the owner Budget Car Rental for any reason or purpose at any time.

The Renter shall not be considered the agent or employee of Budget for any purpose whatever.

Budget shall provide liability insurance with minimum limits of coverage as required by Jamaican law and the renter agrees to be bound by the conditions, restrictions and terms of said coverage.

Claims / Lawsuits
The Renter will hold Budget harmless against all claims, lawsuits or demands of every kind whatsoever resulting from any act or default of the Renter and the Renter shall be liable to reimburse Budget for any expense which it incurs in:-
a) The issuance of a warrant for the arrest of Renter or any person using or operating the vehicle, and
b) Any other action which Budget is obliged to take to recover its vehicle, to collect monies due to Budget or to otherwise enforce the terms of the Agreement.

Items Left in Vehicles
The Renter agrees that Budget is not responsible for any property belonging to the Renter, left, stored or transported in the vehicle or anywhere on Budget's rental facilities even if the Renter's property left, stored or transported in the vehicle or anywhere on Budget's rental facilities is stolen or damaged because of any act or default of Budget.

All of the rights given to the Renter and all the obligations of Budget Jamaica under the Rental Agreement, including but not limited to Insurance coverage, are void if vehicle is used or operated in violation of the Agreement. However it is herein mutually acknowledged that the Renter's obligations and the rights of Budget Jamaica remain valid and enforceable.

If the Renter violates any term of the Agreement or fails to return the vehicle on the due back date or within 24 hours following a written or oral demand to Renter by Budget, then the Renter shall be deemed to be in possession of the vehicle unlawfully and Budget may cause the issuance or a warrant for the arrest of the Renter or any person who has the vehicle and Budget will report the vehicle as stolen.

The Renter will be responsible for any loss that occurs due to driving, or being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or reckless driving or being charged with reckless driving unless found not guilty of any charge