This leasing agreement forms the contract in respect of hiring the gite known as La Porcherie.
The duration of the stay shall be as per the booking agreement. The gite will be available from 4pm on the first day of the stay (Saturday unless by prior agreement), and clients agree to vacate the gite by noon on the final day (Saturday unless by prior agreement).
Addition days can be agreed depending on the availability of the gite.
The reservation becomes effective upon receipt by the owners of the deposit of 25% of the total charge.
The balance of the charge becomes payable eight weeks in advance of arrival.
A booking made less than eight weeks in advance is payable in full upon booking.
Cancellation by the client. Any cancellation must be notified by letter or email to the owner.
a) For cancellation of less than 30 days notice the total charge for hire remains payable.
In the event that we manage to find alternative guests for any of the dates a pro-rata refund will be made less 25% to cover additional costs.
b) For cancellation of between 30 and 60 days the deposit of 25% remains payable.
c) For cancellation of more than 60 days no charge is made.
d) If the stay is curtailed the total charge for hire remains payable without refund.
Cancellation by the owner. The owner will refund the total charge paid, plus 10% of the equivalent charge the client would pay in the event of cancellation.
Inventory of fixtures. A list of the fixtures will be presented upon arrival, agreed and signed by both parties. The inventory constitutes the only reference in the event of any litigation concerning the inventory of fixtures. The state of cleanliness of the gite at the arrival of the client will have to be noted in the inventory. The cleaning of the gite is the responsibility of the client for the duration of the stay (unless otherwise agreed).
Deposit or guarantee. Upon arrival the client shall pay a security deposit of Euros 150 (or £120 Sterling). Upon departure the inventory of fixtures shall be agreed and the deposit returned, after deductions for the cost of repairs should any damage be noted. In the event of early departure without time to check the inventory, the deposit shall be returned to the client within 7 working days, less any appropriate deductions.
Usage. The client will ensure the peaceful character of the environment and make use of the facilities with respect for the local environment and its inhabitants. In the event of any serious breach of this clause the owner reserves the right to ask the client to vacate the premises immediately and no refund will be made.
Swimming pool. A 'Rules of the pool' sheet will be provided on arrival, with one copy for the guests and a signed copy for the owners. In the event of a serious breach of these rules the owner reserves the right to withdraw the use of the pool from the guests.
Capacity. The contract is drawn up for a maximum capacity of 2 people. If the number of occupants exceeds this capacity, the owner reserves the right to refuse the additional people.
Pets. We regret that the gite is not suitable for pets of any nature, and the owner reserves the right to refuse to accept the client on arrival. Every effort will be made by the owner to assist in the finding of alternative accommodation, but we regret that this non-acceptance will be treated as a curtailment of the booking and no refund will be made.
Insurances. The client is responsible for any and all damage incurred during the stay. It is held that the client will insure against any such damage by way of standard holiday insurance for this risk.
Payment of extras. Payment of any extras provided will be made on departure.
Litigations. Any litigation of any nature will be held to be under French law.