A pre-hire checklist is an important document that is completed by both yourself and the owner immediately prior to the commencement of the hire.
Think of it as a conditions report - similar to the commencement of a housing lease. Make sure you thoroughly inspect the van during this time to avoid any potential post-hire discrepancies.
The pre-hire checklist will take into account the following:
- Existing condition (interior + exterior)
- Supplied food/items
- Existing damage (if any)
- Fuel + gas levels
- General cleanliness
- Bed linen
When you return the van, you and the owner will complete the post-hire checklist. The post-hire checklist has the same purpose as the pre-hire checklist. This is the opportunity for owners to inspect their van for any damage or unexpected uncleanliness.