Terms and Conditions
Instructors Contract: The instructor will provide driving tuition to the student at the communicated rate when the booking was made. Any start up offers are subject to normal lesson rates either after the initial starter period or after completion of a designated number of tuition hours again communicated at the time of booking. We may request a minimum of 25 regular price lessons as part of an introductory offer which is a loss leader and the offer as part or whole is non-refundable. Lessons should be no longer than 14 days apart unless prior agreement has been confirmed in writing by the driving instructor.
Payment may be made by individual lessons at the start of each lesson with the rate previously agreed. The instructor may change the lesson rate with no less than 7 days’ notice. Payments may be made in advance at a discounted rate agreed with the instructor by block booking (not beginner start up offers) directly paid to the driving instructor by cash. A block booking is none refundable in whole or part, you are purchasing a prearrange amount of hours and the instructor has designated his time to allow for this. Should you no longer wish to continue a refund is not available. If you have a gift voucher they will still be valid for a 12 months from the date of purchase subject to our normal cancellation policy. Block bookings and start up offers are none transferable or refundable.
Matter concerning the timing, duration and location of the individual lessons are subject to agreement between the instructor and the student driver.
The instructor reserves the right to refuse giving driving lessons if you have failed to declare a special educational / learning need or disability need at the first point of contact when booking one of our instructors. Failing to declare additional needs will compromise the safety of the student, the instructor and other road users. Our instructors have not received any special training and don’t have any vehicle adaptions to cover these needs. We will try to make reasonable adaption if possible to meet your declared need if it is both financially viable within the skill set of the instructors. The instructor may refuse the use of their vehicle for the practical driving test if the instructor’s professional opinion the student has not reached sufficient standard of competence to take full responsibility for the safety of the vehicle and other road users.
All driving instructors have signed to comply with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) code of conduct which can be found on the government website.
It is hereby expressed that this contract is made directly between the Driving instructor, as principal and the student or parent/guardian is under 18 years of age. In relation to bookings, supply of information or documentation and the processing of payments. Homers Driving School acts as an advertising agent of the driving instructor. On this basis the student driver accepts that Homers Driving School cannot be deemed to have any liability to the student driver in any matter which is subject to the contract between the driving instructor and the student. For avoidance of doubt, nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude the liability of Homers Driving School or its employees, for loss or damage directly occasioned by negligence or other breach of the company or its employees.
The instructor may rearrange or cancel any appointment to a time suitable for both parties if the instructors is not available for any reason whatsoever subject to giving “48 hours” notice otherwise they next lesson of the same duration will be give free of charge. We do not accept illness, a family death or family emergency as a reason to cancel without being paid you / lesson given by our instructor and both parties are expect to follow the cancellation procedures for compensating. The exceptions from this is for safety reasons in extreme adverse weather, this is decided by the Driving Instructor, for vehicle failure and should another student book a test at short notice and require the same time – this could be your test another student would be cancelled for you. The student driver may rearrange or cancel an appointment directly with the instructor subject to giving “48 hours” notice otherwise the full lesson fee will be charged or deducted from the pre-paid future bookings. This cancellation policy does not apply if the lesson can be rearranged for the same day only. Failure to pay for a cancelled lesson will result in a £60 administration fee and recovery of monies to include additional costs as issued by the U.K. Small Claims Court.