Our Terms and Conditions.



To secure a date and confirm a booking, we require a 50% deposit and to be paid in advance. If this is not possible due to time constraints then 100% should be paid in advance, these terms and conditions must be accepted before the shoot commences and the client must fill out our ‘new client form’ and complete all details.

If no deposit is paid but a date is clearly reserved for a shoot, 25% of the cost of that shoot will be payable by the client if cancelled within 7 days of the shoot commencing. If cancelled within 48 hours 100% of payment will be payable. This will be invoiced after cancellation and is payable within 14 days.
Balances for filming will be issued immediately after the shoot and are to be paid within 14 days of invoice.
Post production/editing are to be paid within 14 days of invoice. All payments are to be made using bank transfer.
A late payment fee of 5% per week applies to all transactions unless by prior agreement.
If the conclusion of a job runs over schedule for reasons in the client’s control, the total outstanding balance must be paid within 42 days after filming.
We will always more than happy to provide a full no obligation estimate.

By payment of deposit or accepting our terms in our ‘new client form’ you are agreeing to the terms stated here.


Mileage expenses are within the UK will be charged at 50p per mile, over a radius of 40 miles from Hinckley Leicestershire. Accommodation and other expenses will be quoted and approved in advance.
Exceptional expenses may be payable by agreement, in advance. Otherwise, all expenses are to be paid within 14 days of invoice.
On occasion, it may be necessary to get special permissions from the CAA in order to fly. On such occasions, bookings will be subject to an admin fee agreed prior to the shoot. All costs quoted are exclusive of VAT and so this will be added on at the point of invoice.


A full day is classed as 8 hours working and half days are 4 hours. The hourly rate can also be applied. If the hours required are under a half day. 


Unless contractually agreed prior to the commencement of filming, South West Leicestershire Drone Services Ltd (SWLDS) will retain the copyright of all our filming content. The client will get complete use of all footage we obtain for their specified projects but the client will not be able to re-sell our footage or allow 3rd party companies to use the footage without prior agreement. We also reserve the right to prevent any output of our content until full payment has been received. If this is not possible due to time restraints, SSWLDS will need a specified date of payment in writing and until this is received, no content shall be distributed.
We South West Leicestershire Drone Services are extremely proud of the work we do and would love to show it off. Because of this, we do reserve the right to use any of the content gathered for our own promotional activities. We also reserve the right to upload our footage to stock footage libraries after the footage has been released for its original purpose. We often work with large stock footage clients and so if this does not suit your requirements, please let us know and alternative arrangements can be made.


Please be assured that all inquiries will be dealt with in complete confidence and if preferred, involved members of staff are more than happy to sign any non-disclosure agreement prior to details of the project being shared. Please let us know if this is something you would like to go ahead with.


Nothing in these Conditions shall limit or exclude SWLDS liability for:
(a) death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors;
(b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(c) breach of the terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession).
Subject to clause the above:
(a) SWLDS shall not be liable to the Customer, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with the Contract; and
(b) SWLDS total liability to the Customer in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with the Contract, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall not exceed the Charges for the relevant Order, with regard to which the customer is claiming the loss.


Naturally our work is affected by the ever-changing weather. If the shoot cannot be achieved because of the weather then we will try our best to re-schedule the filming for another day and the deposit will be transferred.
If however you no longer require our services then the deposit will be non-refundable. If we have incurred any other costs in relation to your shoot then these costs will be invoiced within our standard terms.


South West Leicestershire Drone Services is a Private Limited Company.

48 John Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 1UY

These terms are subject to change at any time without prior notification.