Cotswold Property Lettings (CPL) act as Agent between the Property Owners (Owner) and the holidaymaker (Tenant) and are not principals. The contract will be entered into upon CPL issuing a confirmation form on behalf of the Owner and will be subject to the Booking Conditions.
The booking of the property shall be in the name of the person who signs the booking form (the Tenant) who shall be responsible for the actions of all persons included on the form and should ensure that they are aware of and comply with the Booking Terms and Conditions.
CPL acts only as Agent for the Owner and can give no guarantee or warranty as to the state of the condition of the property.
CPL acts only as Agent for the Owner and will not be liable for any act, neglect or default on the part of the Owner or any other person not within their employ or otherwise under their control, nor for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience, whether to person or property, which the Tenant or any other person may suffer or incur arising out of, or in any way connected with the letting.
The Owner accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to the Tenant's possessions on the Owner's property or land.
All property details and information about facilities and local amenities are given in good faith and CPL uses its best endeavours to ensure accuracy of such information but cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage.
A deposit of 25% of the full rental price plus £10.00 (+VAT) booking fee is required with the booking form. The balance of the full rental must be paid 6 weeks prior to the start date of the holiday. If the start date of the holiday is less than six weeks away or you are booking a Short Break, then the full rental amount should be sent with the booking form. When the balance of the rental is received travel directions and key arrangements will be forwarded.
METHOD OF PAYMENT
Payments may be made by cheque, credit card or debit card . Cheques should be made payable to Cotswold Property Lettings. A charge will be made for credit card bookings (currently 2%). No charge will be made for payments by debit card (except for non-UK debit cards).
Overseas bookings may be made by Sterling bank draft. Bank charges incurred by overseas payments will be charged to the Tenant.
Where applicable VAT (Value Added Tax) is included in the rental (currently charged at 20%).
If an Inventory is provided in the property, it is advisable to check this and report any discrepancies either to the Owner or Housekeeper within 24 hours of arrival, otherwise the inventory will be assumed to be correct for the purposes of the cautionary deposit.
If a booking is cancelled in writing more than six weeks prior to the start date of the holiday, all efforts will be made by CPL to re-let the property for the Owner, and if successful, your deposit will be refunded less 10% administration fee +VAT. If CPL cannot re-let the property, the deposit is forfeit and you may be able to claim on your Cancellation Insurance (see below).
If a booking is cancelled less than six weeks prior to the start date of the holiday, the full rental cost is forfeit unless CPL can re-let the property for the Owner, and if successful, the full amount will be refunded less 15% administration charge +VAT. If CPL cannot re-let the property, the full rental is forfeit and you may be able to claim on your Cancellation Insurance (see below).
We strongly recommend that you arrange adequate holiday cancellation insurance.
PERIOD OF HIRE
Lettings are for a maximum of four weeks and properties are available for occupation from 3.00p.m. on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10.00 a.m. on the day of departure unless otherwise notified in writing. The Tenant will be liable for any costs of whatsoever nature incurred because of an unauthorised extension.
Last updated: Friday 14th June 2013