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No. 10 Station Road PORTKNOCKIE AB56 4NS

Please remember a reservation is a legal contract.

Please remember a reservation is a legal contract.

1. Definition of Terms

Parties applying to rent properties are referred to as 'the Clients' until the commencement of their let when they are referred to as 'the Tenants'. Contracts to let the property are therefore between the Owners of the property and the Clients/Tenants. These terms set out the terms of the contract between the Clients/Tenants and the Owners.

2. Deposits

When a booking is made more than 6 weeks before the tenancy is due to commence, a deposit of £100 rental must be paid to confirm the booking. If a booking is made 6 weeks or less before the tenancy is due to commence, the full rent, together with any additional charges where applicable (deposit against damages and or cleaning charge), must be paid at the time the booking is made. If the Owner chooses not to accept a booking, then all monies paid will be refunded immediately.

3. Balance of Rental

Once a booking has been accepted by the Owner, the Clients must pay the balance of rental, together with any additional charges, six weeks before the holiday commences. If the balance has not been paid by this time the Owner reserves the right to cancel the booking, in which case a cancellation charge will apply. The Owner is not obliged to send reminders - the date on which the balance is due is clearly indicated.

The Owner’s cottage is not VAT registered and therefore no tax is payable.

4. UK Bookings

Payments will be accepted by cheques made payable to Hazel Watt, Balwarren, Cornhill BANFF AB45 2HR.. The Owner cannot accept post-dated cheques or cash. Any charges imposed on the Owner by their Bank for handling dishonoured cheques or other payments will be passed on to the clients who are liable to reimburse the Owner in respect of these charges within 7 days of notification from the Owner.

5. Overseas Bookings

Overseas Clients may pay by bank transfer. Any charges for overseas payments will be passed on to the Clients.

6. Authorisation

The person making the booking is certifying that:

a. He/she is authorised to agree the booking conditions on behalf of all persons included on the booking form, including those who may be added/substituted at a later date.

b. He/she is over 18 years of age and is a member of the party intending to occupy the property.

c. He/she agrees to take responsibility for the party occupying the property.

7. Eligibility

Bookings will not be accepted without prior consent from the Owner from:

a. Groups of single persons under the age of 21.

b. Party’s comprising more than 4 people.

8. The Tenancy Agreement

The tenancy gives the Tenants the right to occupy the property for a holiday within the meaning of Schedule 1 paragraph 9 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.

Properties are let for a maximum of 4 weeks. Lettings commence at 4pm on the first day of the tenancy and end at 10am on the departure date unless otherwise agreed. The tenancy period cannot be extended without the Owner's permission. Tenants will be liable for any cost whatsoever incurred as a result of an unauthorised extension.

Acceptance of this Tenancy agreement is assumed where booking is a website booking. It is assumed that Clients have read and agreed the Terms and Conditions before proceeding to book.

9. Linen

Bed linen and towels are supplied but tenants should bring their own beach towels.

10. Extras at the Cottages

 A basket full of wood is provided free for the wood stove. Thereafter it is chargeable at £4 per bag or clients may purchase their own logs locally.

11. Pets

Pets are not accepted on the property. This does not mean that there have never been any pets at the property.

12. The Tenants' Obligations

a. To pay for excessive gas, electricity and water use.

b. To pay for any losses or damage to the property caused by the Tenants or a member of their party (reasonable wear and tear excluded).

c. To take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the tenancy. No cleaning service is provided during the tenancy unless specifically stated but this can be arranged. No deposit against damage and cleaning has been applied. The Owner reserves the right to invoice for damages or apply a cleaning charge if the property is left in an unclean condition.

d. To allow the Owner reasonable access to the property.

e. To not exceed the total number of people as stipulated in the description of the property, and not to transfer possession of the property or share it except with members of the party as stated in this rental agreement.

f) To notify the Owner prior to the commencement of the tenancy of any changes to party numbers.

g) To not cause undue noise or disruption or become a nuisance to occupants of any adjoining premises.

h) A travel cot is provided but it may only be occupied by a child of 24 months or less and guests have to supply their own linen for the cot.

14. Cancellations

All cancellations must be notified to the Owner and confirmed in writing within 7 days of the event that gives rise to the cancellation. A full refund will be given if the cancellation is six weeks or more from the period of the let. If the cancellation is made less than six weeks before the let the £100 deposit will not be refunded. If the cancellation is made seven days or under before the commencement of the let no refund will be given.

15. Complaints

All complaints must first be referred to the Owners/Caretakers during the tenancy to allow remedial action to be taken. In no circumstances can compensation be made for complaints raised only after the tenancy has ended when the Tenant has denied the Owner the opportunity of investigating the complaint and endeavouring to put matters right during the tenancy.

16. Non-availability of Property

If for any reason beyond the Owner's control the property is unavailable on the day when the tenancy is due to begin (e.g. due to flooding, fire damage etc.) or the property becomes unsuitable for holiday letting, clients will receive a full refund of all rents and charges already paid. Whilst all effort will be made to accommodate the clients in another property the Clients will not be entitled to compensation or redress.

17. Liability

The Owners accept no liability for loss or damage to the Tenants' possessions on the Owners' land or property. .

18. Breach of Contract

If Tenants breach any of the above terms and conditions the Owner reserve the right to re-enter the property and terminate the tenancy, without prejudice to the other rights and remedies of the owners.

19. Validity Clause

If any term or provision in these Booking Conditions shall in whole or in part be held to any extent to be illegal or unenforceable under any enactment or rule of law, that term or provisions or part shall, to that extent, be deemed not to form part of this agreement and the enforceability of the remainder of this agreement shall not be affected.

20. Force Majeure

The owner and the Owner do not accept liability or pay compensation for any loss, damage or expense where our obligations are prevented or affected by reason of force majeure.

Force Majeure means any event which we or the owner providing the service could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid such as war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, epidemic, pandemic, industrial action, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, closure of airports or ports, technical problems with transport, governmental action and all other similar events.

21. Brochure/Web Descriptions

Every effort is made to make brochure and web site descriptions as accurate as possible, some of the information contained relates to factors which are beyond the control of the Owners, such as shops, public houses etc. Details of such establishments may change without the Owner’s knowledge and cannot be absolutely relied upon.

22. Price Change

We reserve the right to amend prices quoted on the Web site due to errors or omissions but such changes shall be notified to the Guest as soon as possible and the Guest shall be able to cancel the booking if the amended price is significantly higher than the original price quoted.

25. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The validity, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by Scots' Law. The Clients and the Tenants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.
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