Southerly Change Rental Terms & Conditions
Last update: 30/04/2016
SUMMARY OF KEY HOUSE RULES:
- No smoking in or anywhere on the property
- Check-in after 2pm, checkout before 10am
- No extra guests, parties or functions
- No pets
- No drugs or illegal activities
- Please respect neighbours (consider noise, parking, property boundaries, privacy etc)
- Adult supervision of children is essential at all times
- Please switch off lights, air-conditioning etc when you’re out
- Upon arrival: Please report any damaged items (to avoid the damage being attributed to you)
- Upon departure: Please remove all food items from the kitchen fridge and freezer
- Upon departure: Return all kitchenware (clean & dry) to designated cupboards, or pack used dishes into dishwasher and run cycle
- Upon departure: Please ensure you leave the BBQ clean
- Upon departure: Empty all internal bins into the council bins outside: red-topped bin for household rubbish, yellow-topped bin for recycling
- Upon departure: Turn off air-conditioning unit, shut windows & lock doors
- Upon departure: Please ensure you haven’t inadvertently put items that belong to Southerly Change into your lugguage (eg. Towels, pillows, books, dvds, household items & appliances)
- Upon departure: Please return your key to the lock box at the front door & scramble code
FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS:
The contract is between the owner of the property (the Owner) and the person making the reservation (the Guest). By paying a deposit, the Guest agrees to these terms & conditions, and enters into a contract with the Owner. The property is to be occupied only by the (up to 8) people notified to the Owner and for vacation purposes only, and is strictly non-smoking.
Rates & Payment
At the Owner’s sole discretion, a non-refundable Deposit of fifty percent (50%) of the rate is required within forty-eight (48) hours of Booking. The balance of the rate, plus the Security Deposit, are due to be paid a minimum of four (4) weeks before the Stay. The Owner may change the rate to include any variation/alteration to the Booking.
Arrival & Departure
The Stay commences at 2:00pm on the arrival day and end at 10:00am on the departure day, unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Owner. Failure to adhere to these times can result in additional rental charges plus a fee for delayed or hindered access to the property by housekeeping. Keys must be returned to the secure lock box at the front door.
Conditions of Occupancy
A maximum number of eight (8) people are permitted to stay at the property, plus an additional child under the age of two. If other guests occupy the Property, other than agreed, the total Security Deposit may be forfeited and the Owner reserves the right to terminate the Booking immediately.
The Guest agrees to have full consideration for the residents of neighbouring properties and not to cause any distress by generating excessive noise or any antisocial behaviour. The owner can refuse the Guest or any member of the Guest’s party entry or continued occupancy of the property if the Guest, or the Guest’s party, are behaving antisocially, illegally or if any damage has been or is likely to be caused. These actions will be treated as cancellation by the Guest and the Owner will not be liable for any refund of payments paid, additional costs of not being able to stay at the property and under no obligation to find the Guest alternative accommodation.
The guest will (a) not sell, or permit to be sold, any products and/or services from the Property; (b) not use the property for any commercial or illegal purpose; (c) not remove and/or move any items from the Property, such as furniture, linen, appliances or electronic devices (in the event this occurs, additional charges will apply); (d) respect the privacy of neighbours. The Guest will not enter, nor interfere with, any property of neighbours or conduct themselves in a manner which, in the opinion of the Owner, is likely to unreasonably interfere with neighbours’ use and enjoyment of their own properties; (e) ensure that any permitted invitees or guests admitted to the Property will fully comply with the liabilities and responsibilities of the Guest under this agreement;(f) not use firecrackers at, or erect fire pits on, the Property;(g) comply with parking regulation
The Guest acknowledges that (a) the Property is strictly NON SMOKING; an excess cleaning fee may be charged to the Guest as a consequence thereof; (b) BBQs must be left clean and tidy and ready for use by the next occupier, otherwise an excess cleaning fee may be charged to the Guest. (In the event the BBQ is dirty upon the Guest’s arrival at the Property, the Guest should advise the Owner immediately).
Care of the Property/Rules for Departure
The Guest will, on departure:
(a) leave the Property in a clean and tidy state
(b) return moved furniture back to its original position
(c) remove all items from the kitchen fridge and freezer
(d) pack all dishes into the dishwasher and run the cycle
(e) wash, dry and return any additional kitchen items to their designated cupboard
(e) empty all internal bins into the council bins outside the house; red-topped bins for household rubbish, yellow-topped bins for recycling (bottles and boxes). If the Guest has excess rubbish they will remove it from the Property, otherwise excess cleaning or rubbish removal fees will be charged.
(f) clean the barbecue to avoid a cleaning surcharge
(g) lock doors, shut all winddows and vacate the Property by the stipulated checkout time
(h) report any spillage, breakage or malfunction of any household appliance to the Owner. Failure to comply with this may incur charges or loss of security deposit. Any breakage or damage, however minor, must be reported immediately by the Guest to the Owner who will make the appropriate charge for repair or replacement. The Guest will be responsible for the cost of any excessive cleaning that may be required.
Pets are not allowed in or on the property. The Owner may make exceptions on occasion at the time of booking only & must approve a specific pet in writing. Approved pets are subject to an additional fee (non-refundable) due with the final balance. Approved pets are not permitted on furniture and Guests must clean up after their pet prior to vacating (including but not limited to removing faeces from outdoor areas). A excess fee may apply at the end of the stay if extra cleaning is necessary to remove evidence of the pet’s presence in the house & garden or if the pet has caused damage to any item in the house or garden (including digging in the lawn, damaging plants, etc). The Owner cannot guarantee the safety or security of the Property for pets.
The Owner reserves the right to charge a refundable Security Deposit of $500 per booking. The Secuity Deposit guarantees the Guest’s obligations under this agreement (including, but not limited to, any damages to the Property or furnishings, repairs and/or replacement, breakages, excess cleaning, repositioning moved furniture, excess guests, excess rubbish removal, lost keys and/or garage/alarm remotes, late departure or noise complaints from the Property and any other losses sustained by the owner of the Property as a direct or indirect consequence of the actions of the Guest and/or their guests, whether as a consequence of a breach of this agreement or not, etc.), and which shall be immediately due and payable by the Guest within seven (7) days of departure. In the event the cost of repairs or other losses exceed the amount of the Security Deposit, the Guest will indemnify the owner of the Property for any such losses and will pay the same upon demand. After departure, the Owner or their agent will inspect the Property for any damaged or missing items, excess cleaning or excess garbage. A Security Deposit be refunded after an inspection of the vacant Property by the Owner.
Right of Entry
The Guest must allow the Owner and/or their Agent reasonable access to the property without notice to the Guest.
The Owner shall not be liable to the Guest or any member of their party for any loss or damage to person or property arising from the rental of the property. The Owner is not responsible, nor has any control over building/renovation/farm work being carried out on neighbouring properties and shall not issue refunds in such circumstances. The Owner shall be entitled to cancel this agreement and evict the Guest if they (in their reasonable opinion) believes the Property is at risk.
Non Availability of Property / Facilities / Amenities
The Owner reserves the right to alter or withdraw without prior notice facilities and/or amenities which have been advertised, where reasonably necessary due to repairs, maintenance or any other circumstances beyond their control.
If the Guest cancels the booking, they agree that the initial deposit and final payment are both non-refundable once paid. However if the Owner is able to re-let the property for the cancelled period, they will refund the Guest all monies paid less a $100 cancellation fee. If a booking is partially cancelled (ie. duration of booking reduced), the owner will waive the cancellation fee but will not issue a parital refund unless (a) the new stay duration complies with minimum nights stay requirements for the period; (b) the property is able to be re-let for the cancelled period. Any Security Deposits paid by the guest are immediately refunded by the Owner if the stay hasn’t commenced.
Any complaint must be taken up immediately by the Guest with the Owner who must be afforded the opportunity to address the issue raised. The Owner regrets that they cannot take up a complaint after the Guest has vacated the property.
The Owner reserves the right to change all or part of these terms and conditions at any time, without notice and other communication.