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Tenants Terms of Agreement

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The following are the terms and conditions under which the Landlord is prepared to let the Property as holiday accommodation and is conditional on the receipt by the Landlord of the security deposit together with all those letting fees that are due to the Landlord prior to commencement of the tenancy.

1 – The Property

“Property” includes:

1.1 The furniture, fixtures and fittings (as specified in the inventory, where provided);

1.2 The use of any rights of access, paths, drives entranceway, any common parts and any other things reasonably necessary for the enjoyment of the property and which the landlord can grant.

1.3 Parking space: TBC

2 – The Deposit

2.1 The deposit shall be paid by the Tenant in advance of the start of the holiday and shall be held by the Landlord as security against the Tenant’s failure to perform the obligations set out in this agreement.

2.2 The Landlord will return the deposit to the Tenant after deduction of any money due to the Landlord, within 30 days of the end of the holiday subject to the Tenant giving full possession.

2.3 Where the property includes a telephone line and/or an internet connection, the cost of using these are included in the rental fee. However, the Tenant agrees to pay the costs of any phone calls as well as the cost of any media downloads (including, for example, downloading music, films and apps) where the cost of these exceeds £10 in total. At the end of the holiday, the Landlord will prepare an itemized bill and the costs of these services will be deducted from the Security Deposit before it is returned to the Tenant.

3 – Insurance

3.1 The Landlord agrees to insure the Property and, if he so wishes, the Landlord’s fixtures, fittings and effects, against such risks as are normally covered by a householder’s comprehensive policy. The Tenant is under no obligation to insure these things.

3.2 The personal effects of the Tenant will not be insured by the landlord.

3.3 The Tenant shall not (nor allow others to) do anything that could adversely affect the Landlord’s insurance of the Property.

4 – Tenants promises

In this paragraph, a promise by the Tenant not to do something also implies that the Tenant will not allow someone else to do that same thing. The Tenant now promises that he will:

4.1 Keep the interior of the Property in clean and good repair and condition;

4.2 Clean and keep free from blockages and obstructions all baths, sinks, lavatories, cisterns, drains, gutters, pipes, chimneys and the like;

4.3 Keep clean the carpets, curtains and all other items in the inventory (where an inventory has been provided);

4.4 Keep clean the insides of all windows and replace any which break for any reason;

4.5 Make good any damage to the Property or to the Landlord’s fixtures and fittings or to the common parts caused by the Tenant or any visitor of the Tenant to the Property, fair wear and tear excepted, and to pay any costs incurred by the Landlord carrying out such works in default;

4.6 Use the Property only as a holiday home for no more people than the maximum occupancy stated above and will not operate a business at the property or use it for any improper, immoral or illegal purpose;

4.7 Not assign, sublet, charge or part with or share possession or occupation of all or part of the Property;

4.8 Not cause nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord, other tenants or any neighbours;

4.9 Not cause any damage or injury to any part of the Property;

4.10 Not change or remove any of the Landlord’s installations, furniture, fixtures and fittings;

4.11 Not remove from the Property any of the items listed in the inventory (where an inventory has been provided);

4.12 Not change or install any locks on any doors or windows nor have additional keys made for any locks without the prior written consent of the Landlord;

4.13 Not keep or allow pets of any kind on the Property;

4.14 Report to the Landlord any disrepair or defect in respect of the Property or the fixtures and fittings and report any failure of mechanical or electrical appliances;

4.15 Allow the Landlord, his agent or contractors access to the Property at reasonable hours during the day, or to carry out urgent and unforeseen repairs or other works to the Property or to carry out maintenance of the appliances. The Landlord will normally give at least 24 hours notice but the Tenant will give immediate access in an emergency;

4.16 Whenever the Property is left unattended, the Tenant will fasten all locks to all doors and windows and activate any burglar alarm, to prevent unauthorised access to the Property; and

4.17 Not to smoke at the Property.

If the Tenant breaches any term of this agreement then the Landlord shall be entitled to re-enter the property and end this agreement immediately.

5 – Tenant’s departure

At the end of the tenancy the Tenant will:

5.1 Immediately return all the keys of the Property to the Landlord or comply with such arrangements for the return of the keys as the Landlord reasonably suggests before the commencement of the tenancy;

5.2 Remove all personal effects, rubbish and food, and leave the Property and the Landlord’s fixtures and fittings in the same clean condition and state of repair as at the start of the tenancy, fair wear and tear excepted.

6 – Inventory Check and Return of Deposit

6.1 At the end of the Tenancy the Landlord will check the Property room by room.

6.2 If the Landlord is not satisfied as to the condition of a room or anything in it, the Landlord may propose a deduction of a sum from the security deposit, in order to put the matter right. The Landlord must provide a written breakdown of any deduction proposed.

6.3 If the Tenant does not agree to the sum claimed, the Landlord will obtain a written quotation for the cost of rectification from a contractor not connected to him.

6.4 The Landlord may then accept the quotation and pay for the work. He must then provide copies of the quotation and the subsequent invoice to the Tenant. He may then deduct the sum paid from the deposit.

6.5 The deposit or the balance of the deposit shall be returned to the Tenant within 30 days of the Tenant vacating the Property.

7 – General

7.1 The Tenant shall not assign, sublet, part with or share possession of the whole or any part of the Property without the prior written consent of the Landlord.

7.2 The Tenant agrees that it is permitted to occupy the Property on a holiday letting basis only, and no periodic tenancy shall be deemed to arise out of this arrangement.

7.3 This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.