Your responsibilities – Host

Co Charger provides a service that puts people in touch with each other and helps to make the process of sharing chargers easier.  In legal parlance Co Charger acts as an “agent” but the process it helps to facilitate is an arrangement directly between the Host and the Chargee. Ultimately the legal ‘contract’ and relationship is between you as Host and your Chargee.

While we will always do everything we can to help the whole process to be as easy, safe and convenient as possible there are a lot of things that Co Charger cannot control and which the Host has to take responsibility for.  All of this really comes under “common sense” and “being a good neighbour” but just to be clear: as a Host you must assess the risks involved and minimise them to a reasonable degree, including:

  • Making sure the area to be used is safe and doesn’t have any hazards that could harm the Chargee or damage their car
  • Ensuring the charger is legally compliant, safe and functional
  • Ensuring sufficient insurance is in place to cover your property and the charger.

The Chargee also has responsibilities, including:

  • Ensuring their car is compliant, insured and safe for your property and your charger
  • Using your charger correctly and safely
  • Complying with your requests in terms of timing and use of the service you are providing.

If there are problems or incidents usual common sense and laws apply.  If either party causes damage or harm to the other or their property then they are liable; it is no different from if they were borrowing a lawnmower.  (And even less likely to happen).