1. The properties known as Anjou, Bonnezeaux and Chenin (the properties) are offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Mr & Mrs Hogan (the Owners) to the renter (the Client).
  2. To reserve the property, the Client should complete and sign the booking form and return it together with payment of the initial non-refundable deposit (25% of the total rent due.) Following receipt of the booking form and deposit the Owner will send a confirmation invoice. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.
  3. The balance of the rent together with security deposit (see Clause 4) is payable not less than eight 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. Reservations made within eight weeks of the start of the rental period require full payment at the time of booking.
  4. A security deposit of £100 for every week or part week of the rental period is required in case of for example damage to the Property or its contents. 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 security deposit and refund the balance due within two weeks after the end of the rental period. Any chargeable expenses arising during the rental period (telephone calls, electricity, additional cleaning, etc) will be deducted from the deposit.
  5. Subject to clauses 2 and 3 above in the event of a non-insurable cancellation, 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 comprehensive travel insurance policy (including cancellation cover) and to have full cover for the party’s belongings, public liability etc, since these are not covered by the Owner’s insurance.
  6. The rental period shall commence at 4.00pm on the first day and finish at 10:00am on the last day. The Owner shall 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.
  7. The maximum number to reside in Bonnezeaux and Chenin must not exceed 4 persons.
  8. The maximum number to reside in Anjou must not exceed 6 persons.
  9. The Client agrees to be a considerate tenant and take good care of the property and to leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the rental period. Although a final clean is included in the rental, the Owner reserves the right to make retention from the security deposit to cover additional cleaning costs if the Client leaves the property in an unacceptable condition. The Client also agrees not to act in any way, which would cause disturbances to those residents in neighbouring properties.
  10. The Client and the party acquire no rights whatsoever over the property excepting occupation as a holiday let for the period booked. The Client shall not sub-let the property.
  11. The Client shall report to the Owner (or Owner’s agent) without delay any defects in the Property or breakdown in the equipment such as Plant machinery or appliances in the Property, garden or swimming pool. Arrangements will be made by the Owner or his representative for repair and /or replacement as soon as possible.
  12. The Owner shall not be liable to the Client:
  13. For 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.
  14. For 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.
  15. For any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by the Client if the property is destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period. In such event the Owner shall within seven days of the notification to the Client refund to the Client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.
  16. Under no circumstances shall the Owner’s liability to the Client exceed the amount paid to the Owner for the rental period.
  17. The use of the accommodation and amenities where offered such as the swimming pool and children’s’ play are is entirely at the user’s risk and no responsibility can be accepted for injury to the user or visitor and /or loss or damage to the user’s or visitors belongings.
  18. No responsibility can be accepted for any loss or damage to any motor vehicle or its contents.
  19. The bringing of pets on to the Property is forbidden. No camping is permitted on the property grounds.
  20. The person signing this booking form warrants that he/she has the authority of all members of his/her party to sign on their behalf, and that he/she and the others agree to be bound by these conditions.
  21. There is a no smoking policy inside all the properties.
  22. This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been complied in England. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in England.