1.1 In this Agreement any reference to the masculine includes the feminine.
1.2 This Agreement is made on the basis that the Property is to be occupied by the Client for a holiday as mentioned in the [Housing Act 1988 Schedule 1 paragraph 9) and the Client acknowledges that this Agreement shall not confer on the Client any security of tenure within the terms of that Act.
1.3 Where the Client comprises two or more persons, obligations, expressed or implied are deemed to be made by such persons jointly and severally.
2 The Property
2.1 The Property is the Property specified above, together with any outside space.
3 The Deposit
3.1 The Client must pay the Deposit specified above to the Landlord with the Rent, to be held by the Landlord until the end of the Term as security towards the Client’s liability for any major damage or soiling of the Property or its Inventory.
3.2 The deposit shall be refunded to the Client at the end of the Term (without interest) under deduction of such sums that may be due to the Landlord from the Client as a result of any breach of the Client’s obligations.
4.1 At all times throughout the Term the Landlord shall effect suitable building insurance cover for the Property and shall insure the Landlord’s fixtures, fittings and effects against loss or damage by fire and any other risks he decides to insure against from time to time, with an insurance office of repute for the full cost of reinstatement.
4.2 The Client must not do anything, or fail to comply with any requirement, as a result of which the policy of insurance effected by the Landlord for the Property and the Landlord’s fixtures, fittings and effects may become void or voidable or by which the rate of premium on any such policy may be increased.
5 Quiet Possession
5.1 The Landlord agrees not to interrupt or interfere with the Client’s right to quiet possession and enjoyment of the Property.
6.1 The Client must not assign, underlet or part with or share possession of the Property or any part of it.
7 Use of Property
7.1 The Client shall use the Property for the purpose of a private holiday residence for a maximum of ‘agreed’ persons only and not for any other purpose whatsoever and the Client must not use the Property or any part of it for any improper, immoral or illegal purposes.
8.1 The Client must not display notices or advertisements in the windows or elsewhere on the Property.
9.1 The Client shall not (nor allow others to) cause nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord, other Clients or any neighbours.
10.1 The Client shall not (nor allow others to) cause any damage or injury to the exterior, structure or any part of the Property or adjoining property.
11 Alterations to Property
11.1 The Client shall not (nor allow others to) make any alterations or additions to the Property or its decorations, fixtures or fittings and the Client shall not (nor allow others to) remove any of the items specified in the inventory or any of the Landlord’s possessions, from the Property.
12.1 The Client shall keep any fixtures, fittings and effects of the Landlord in good repair and condition and must replace any damaged fixtures, fittings and effects with similar articles of at least equal value, reasonable wear and tear and damage by accidental fire excepted.
12.2 The Client must not move any items of furniture from room to room in the Property and must replace in its original position any furniture that is moved within rooms.
12.3 The Client must keep free from all blockages and obstructions all baths, sinks, lavatories, cisterns or pipes.
13.1 The Landlord must pay all the water and sewerage charges and any rates or taxes levied in respect of the Property.
14.1 The Client shall not keep or allow pets of any kind at the Property without the express written permission of the Landlord. If any pets are permitted they must be kept under strict control at all times and must not be left unattended in the Property. The Client will be responsible for all damage caused by the pet.
15 Reporting Disrepair
15.1 The Client must report to the Landlord any disrepair or defect in respect of the Property or the fixtures and fittings and report any failure of mechanical or electrical appliances.
16 Rights of Access
16.1 The Client must allow the Landlord, his agent or contractors access to the Property at reasonable hours during the day, to inspect the condition of the Property or to carry out repairs or other works to the Property that may be necessary during the Term pursuant to the Landlord’s repairing obligations or to carry out maintenance of the appliances or to execute all work necessary to remedy the Client’s breach of any covenant contained in this Agreement regarding repair, maintenance or decoration.
17 End of the Term
17.1 The Client must deliver up the Property at the end of the Term in the same clean state and condition it was in at the beginning of the Term, reasonable wear and tear and damage by insured risks excepted.
18 Safety Regulations
18.1 The Landlord confirms that all furniture and furnishings comply with the relevant fire safety regulations.
18.2 The Landlord shall ensure that all appliances, flues and installation pipe work in the Property are checked by qualified heating and electrical contractors.
18.3 The Landlord confirms that all electrical appliances and equipment supplied by him are safe so as not to cause danger.
19 Public Indemnity and public Liability
19.1 The Owner does not accept any responsibility or liability for acts of omission of third parties, which may prevent or disrupt a Customers booking. The booking contract exists between the Owner and the Customer and is limited to the rental of the Property and associated facilities only. The information and descriptions supplied are believed to be accurate and are offered in good faith. It may be possible that certain facilities or features may not be available on occasions due to circumstances beyond the Owners control for which the Owner accepts no liability. In addition, no liability can be accepted by the Owner for any injury, loss or damage to the Customer, any member of the Customers party or any visitor to the Property arising out of or in connection with the use of the Property or Facilities.
20 Force Majeure
20.1 The landlord will not be liable or accountable for any unforeseen situations or unforeseen circumstances. This may be such situations as freak weather conditions, local or national strikes, government disputes etc. or anything out of the ordinary.
21.1 Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the holiday accommodation.