Question posted in the Consumer Protection Law category relating to Gauteng
On the 18th of December I hired a car from Bidvest to be returned on the 28th December 2020. Whilst on my way I had an accident at Bela- Bela and the car was a write off. I called Bidvest and they assisted with towing the car to Pretoria.
I received an email from Bidvest stating that I am liable for the full amount of the damage as I am in breach of contract, the amount which is 84k.
I was only aware of the fact that should anything happen with the car in my possession I will be liable for balance of damage collision waiver and not the full amount as stated. In any event if the car is returned late the you are charged for the day depending on the time the car is returned. I am not sure is if I was in the grace period or lapsed this allowable time because I could not find it in the contract.
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