CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
1/Definitions In these conditions and agreement: “The Owner” means Watersedge Cottages. “The Hirer” means the person or persons named on the booking confirmation. Where there is more than one
Hirer they shall be individually responsible and liable under this agreement. "The Conditions” means the conditions set out in this form. "The price” means the price for the booking set out in the
booking confirmation. "The start date” means the date when the booking starts as set out in the booking confirmation. "The end date” means the date when the booking ends as set out in the booking
confirmation. "The period of hire” means the period between the start date and the end date.
2/ Booking Agreement A booking is a legally binding contract. Submission of a completed booking form is an offer by the Hirer and the booking agreement is made only when, the Owner gives a written acceptance of the booking. The contract includes these conditions which the Hirer accepts having read and agreed them. These conditions can only be varied with the written permission signed by the proprietors of Watersedge Cottages
3/ Group Bookings, Age Limits and Unsuitable Hirers The Hirer must be aged 21 years or over. No all male or all female parties. The Owner may at its discretion cancel any booking made in contravention of this condition before or at the start date. In this event any money paid will be forfeited and any balance payment will remain due unless the Owner is able to re-let. The Owner may at its discretion cancel the booking and refuse to hand over the bungalow to any person or group who in its opinion is not suitable to take charge on the grounds of age, suspected influence of alcohol or drugs or any reason that may adversely affect the safety of any person, or commercial interests of the Owner
4/ Cancellations and Changes The agreement including the payment terms is a legally binding contract and may not be cancelled or amended except as provided in the Conditions. Should the Hirer wish
to cancel or amend the booking they must advise the Owner immediately by telephone or email. The Owner reserves the right to levy an administration charge of £35 for any alteration to a booking made
by the Hirer after it has issued a booking confirmation. In the event of a cancellation, the deposit will be forfeited. If the cancellation is after the balance price has been paid, the Owner may at
its discretion refund some or all the balance price if it is successful in re-letting the property
5/ Hire Period. The hire period is as shown in the booking confirmation. The Owner will endeavour to have the property ready for the Hirer at approximately 3.00pm on the start date. The Hirer must notify the Owner of any damage or breakages as soon as they occur. The Hirer should read fully the information book kept in the property. In addition, the Hirer will be liable for any extra costs and/or damages incurred by the Owner as a result of the property not being available on time for the next Hirer or items having to be replaced. The Hirer must vacate the property by 10am at the end of the hire period.
6/Prices and Payment The booking deposit must be sent with or paid by bank transfer at the time of submitting the booking application form. The balance of the price is due not less than 8 weeks before the hire start date. Time of payment shall be of the essence of the contract. For bookings made within 8 weeks before the hire start date payment in full must accompany the booking form. A security deposit of £100 will be required to be paid by the Hirer to the Owner when there are 4 people in the party or the outboard motor is being hired or at the discretion of the Owner. The security deposit can be paid with the final payment or payable IN CASH on arrival at the beginning of the period of hire. This will be returned by the Owner to the Hirer within one week of the end of the hire period, upon the satisfactory condition of the bungalow & its contents at the end of the hire period, subject to any deduction for any, loss, damage or unclean condition of property.
7/ Insurance. The Owner insures the property and its equipment and inventory against public liability risks. The Owner’s insurance does not cover personal accidents or loss or damage to personal effects. HIRERS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE OUT THEIR OWN PERSONAL INSURANCE COVER.
8/Safety and Other Rules Smoking is not permitted inside the property. Should any equipment become faulty, details should be reported immediately to the Owner & no attempt be made to repair the equipment. The decking & board walks can be slippery when wet. The water in the main river is tidal & can be fast flowing. Great care is required when walking on the decking or being close to the river. Use of the dinghy is entirely at the Hirer's own risk. No more than four people are permitted to be in the dinghy at any one time. Life jacket should be worn. Special safety instructions are issued when hiring the outboard motor.
9/ Accidents The Hirer should report any accidents that occur on the property immediately to the Owner . Where damage or an accident is caused by a boat or third party, full details of the boat & person in charge must be obtained, together with details of any witnesses.
10/ Hirer’s Property Vehicles can be parked at the property at the Hirer’s or vehicle owner’s own risk. The Owner will be under no liability for any loss of or damage to vehicles or contents of the Hirer or other persons, or to the Hirer’s or other persons’ property during the period of hire, except by the Owner’s negligence or that of those for whom the Owner is responsible. Hirers are particularly advised not to leave any valuable or portable items in the car. The Owner may return any Hirer’s property left behind if claimed and following the receipt of payment for postage and packing (minimum charge £10). Property not claimed within two months from the end date will be disposed of by the Owner.
11 / Pets Sorry no pets allowed.
12/ Exemption The Owner shall not be liable for any matters arising from any cause beyond the Owner’s reasonable control or not due to the Owner’s negligence or wilful default including (without limitation) death or personal injury of Hirers, loss or damage to property, nonfulfilment or interruption of the booking.
13/ Jurisdiction The contract between the Owner and the Hirer shall be deemed to have been made in England and shall be governed in all respects by English law. The Hirer shall submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts provided that the Owner at its option may bring any legal proceedings against the Hirer from courts in any other country.
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