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1.The property known as "The Guardian House", ("the Property") is offered for holiday rental subject too confirmation by Mr or Mrs Rothery ("the Owner") to the renter ('the Client'). Or rooms rented in the propery known as "Le Grand Bois"

2.To provisionally reserve the property, an initial deposit (35% of the total rent or 50% of any lodging fees due, unless otherwise specified) is to be paid as soon as possible. Following receipt of the deposit, the owner will send a confirmation email and a letter with the contract. The contract should to be read, signed, dated and returned to us within 7 to 10 days of receipt. All bookings outside the EU must be paid in US dollars, Bank Draft or AMEX Travellers cheque.

Once we have received your signed contract this is the formal acceptance of the booking/contract. – (See clause 6)

3.The balance of the rent together with the security deposit (see clause 4) is payable not less than twelve weeks before the start of the rental period. If payment is not received by the due date, the owner reserves the right to give notice in writing that the reservation is cancelled. The client will remain liable to pay the balance of the rent unless the owner is able to re-let the property. In this event, clause 5 of these Terms & Conditions will apply. Reservations made within 12 weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.

4.A cleaning & damages deposit of £200 is payable at the same time as the final balance of the rental, in case of the gite not being left in a clean state and to replace/recover any damage/loss to the property or its contents. If the client chooses to pay this on arrival the following conditions apply: The deposit is payable in local currency at the current exchange rate or as advised by the owner; the payment must be cashand made in full immediately upon arrival. Keys to the property will not be handed over until the deposit is paid in full in the form and manner described above.

Repayment of the deposit remains under the terms of Clause 10.

5.However, the sum reserved by this clause shall not limit the client's liability to the owner. The owner will account to the client for the cleaning & damages deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks (unless otherwise agreed) after the end of the rental period. For rental periods exceeding two weeks, a higher security deposit may be requested at the time of booking.

6.Subject to clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a cancellation, (excluding cancelations within 28 days of the rental or lodging comencement date, where 35% of the rental or lodging cost will apply) refunds of amounts paid will be made if the Owner is able to re-let the Property, and any expenses or losses incurred in so doing will be deducted from the refundable amount. The Client is strongly recommended to arrange a fully comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party's personal belongings, public liability etc, since these are not covered by the Owner's insurance.

7.Pets of any description are prohibited. The owners reserve the right to refuse or terminate the rental should, on arrival or any time thereafter, any pet(s) be brought to the property. In this event, no refund of rental charges will be made.

8. The rental period should commence at 4.00 pm on the first day and finish at 10.00am on the last day. The letting week commences on a Saturday (unless otherwise agreed). The owner should not be obliged to offer the accommodation before the time stated and the Client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.

9.The maximum number to reside in the Property must not exceed the number stated on the booking confirmation, nor must names be changed without the Owners' consent. The Owners reserve the right to refuse occupancy in these circumstances.

10.The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and to take good care of the property and to leave it as clean as they found it. Although a final clean is included in our prices,the owner reserves the right to make a retention from the Cleaning & Damages deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the Property in a condition other than that in which it was handed over at the start of the rental. The cleaning & damages deposit shall be returned to the client by the owner not more than 14 days after the final date of the Rental. This shall be returned in UK Pounds Sterling either by bank transfer or cheque at the current rate of exchange. This shall be the case however the deposit was originally paid.

11.The Client also agrees not to act in any way, which would cause disturbance to those, resident in neighbouring properties. The owner reserves the right to terminate the rental at any time if the owner deems the client to be in breach of this clause.

12.The client shall report to the owner without delay any defects in the property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the property or garden or swimming pool, and arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible.

13.Smoking is not allowed in the Property at any time.

14.The owner reserves the right to terminate the rental at any time if the client is in breach of any of the clauses, without refund, full or partial.

15.The owner shall not be liable to the client for:

i. Any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment, plant, machinery or appliance in the property, garden or swimming pool.

ii. Any loss, damage or injury, which is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the owner.

iii. Any loss, damage or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the client if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the owner shall, within seven days of notification to the client, refund to the client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.

iv. Any refund if the rental is terminated by the owner due to client being in breach of any of the clauses; nor if the client chooses to terminate the rental early.

v. Under no circumstances shall the owner's liability to the client exceed the amount paid to the owner for the rental period.

16.This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England, where the booking was made, confirmed and paid. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.


Signature - (The Client): ……………………………………………………………. Date: ………………………..

(PLEASE PRINT YOUR NAME CLEARLY: …...........………………………………………………………..)

Signature – (The Owner): ………………………………………………………… Date: ………………………..

Mr & Mrs ROTHERY, Le Grand Bois, 19 Rue De St Barthelemy, 47800 Miramont De Guyenne, France  

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