1. The property known as " Demonicus Cottage " is offered for holiday rental subject to confirmation by Joan Macbeth ("the owner") 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 of £75. Following receipt of the booking form and deposit, the owner will send a receipt. This is the formal acceptance of the booking.
  3. The balance of rent is payable not less than 4 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. (No reminder will be sent.) The client will remain liable to pay the balance of the rent unless the owner is able to re-let the property. In this event, clause 6 of these booking conditions will apply. Reservations made within 8 weeks of the start of the rental period require a full payment at the time of booking.
  4. Subject to clauses 2 and 3 above, in the event of a cancellation, refunds of amount 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 personal belongings, public liability etc., since these are not covered by the owners insurance.
  5. The rental period shall commence at 4.00 PM on the first day and finish at 10.00 AM on the last day. The owner/ agent shall not be obliged to offer the accommodation before that time stated and the client shall not be entitled to remain in occupation after the time stated.
  6. The maximum number to reside in the property must not exceed 4 people unless the owner has given written permission.
  7. 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. The client agrees not to act in any way that would cause disturbance to those of resident in neighbouring properties.
  8. The client shall report to the owner or her agent (the key holder) without delay any defects in the property or breakdown in the equipment, plant, machinery or appliances in the property and the garden. Arrangements for repair and/or replacement will be made as soon as possible.
  9. The owner shall not be liable to the client: For any temporary defect or stoppage in the supply of public services to the property, nor in respect of any equipment or appliance in the property and garden.
    For any loss, damage, or injury that is the result of adverse weather conditions, riot, war, strikes or other matters beyond the control of the owner.
    For any loss, damaging or inconvenience caused to or suffered by the client if the property shall be destroyed or substantially damaged before the start of the rental period and in any such event, the owner shall, within 7 days of notification to the client, refund to the client all sums previously paid in respect of the rental period.
  10. Under no circumstances shall the owner's liability exceed the amount paid to the owner for the rental period.

This contract shall be governed by English law in every particular including formation and interpretation and shall be deemed to have been made in England. Any proceedings arising out of or in connection with this contract may be brought in any court or competent jurisdiction in England.