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Terms & Conditions

  1. Interpretation
    1. Except where the context requires otherwise words importing the masculine shall include the feminine; words importing the singular shall include the plural; words importing natural personage shall be equally applicable to corporate personage and vice versa.  If more than one tenant is named herein as the Tenant they shall be jointly and severally liable.
    2. References to any statutory provision, authority, rule or code of practice shall be deemed to include the amended versions, replacements or successors of such.
  1. The Let, the Premises and the Term
    1. The Landlord agrees to let the Premises to the Tenants.
    2. The let shall commence on the Start Date at 3.00 PM
    3. The let shall end on the End Date at 10.00 AM.  A late checkout fee of £50.00 applies.
    4. The Tenant acknowledges and agrees that the premises are let as temporary holiday accommodation only and that the Tenant has no security of tenure.
  1. The Rent
    1. The Tenant agrees to pay the Landlord the Rent as rent for the Premises.
    2. The Rent shall be paid to the Landlord by bank transfer / banker’s Draft / Cheque / Case (Delete as appropriate) on or before the following date 1/10/16 (Date)
  1. The Deposit
    1. The Tenant agrees to deposit the amount of £100 (“the Deposit”) with the Landlord as a security for damage to the property and for cancellation of this agreement.
    2. The Tenant shall pay the Deposit to the Landlord at the same time as the Rent.
    3. Upon vacation of the premises by the Tenant at the end of the let, the Deposit shall be refunded to him by the Landlord, minus any deductions which may be due to the Landlord in respect of the breach of any part of this agreement by the Tenant.
  1. Cancellation of Booking
    1. Where the Tenant cancels his booking before the date set out in 3.2, above, he will not be liable to pay the Rent or the Deposit and he will incur no charge. If the Rent or Deposit has already been paid to the Landlord it will be refunded in full. The Landlord will be free to re-let the Premises.
    2. Where the Tenant fails to pay the Rent and the Deposit to the Landlord by the date set out in 3.2, above, he will be held to have cancelled his booking and terminated this agreement under 5.1, above.
    3. Where the Tenant wishes to cancel his booking after the date set out in 3.2, above, he must give the Landlord written notice of this by one of the following permitted methods:
      Registered Mail:  Lemontree Lettings, 42 The Promenade, Portstewart, BT55 7AE
    4. Where the Tenant cancels his booking under 5.3, above, he will be entitled to a full refund of the Deposit. He will also be entitled to a pro-rata refund of the rent, depending on when he gave notice of cancellation, as set out below:
      1. Less than 2 weeks before Start Date Landlord retains 100% of Rent
      2. Between 2 and 4 weeks before Start Date Landlord retains 90% of Rent
      3. Between 4 and 6 weeks before Start Date Landlord retains 75% of Rent
      4. Between 6 and 12 weeks before start date Landlord retains 50% of Rent
      5. More than 12 weeks before Start Date Landlord retains 35% of Rent
    5. Where the Landlord cancels this agreement for any reason and at any time, the Tenant shall be entitled to a full refund of the Rent and the Deposit. The Landlord shall not be liable for any consequential loss or incidental expenditure which the Tenant suffers as a result of cancellation
  1. Inventories and Condition of Premises
    1. The Landlord shall take a photographic inventory confirming the Landlords appliances, fixtures, fittings and furnishings and the condition of same and the Premises generally.  This shall be made available to the Tenant on the Start Date upon request otherwise the contents of same shall be deemed to be agreed by the Tenant and shall not be disputed.
  1. Possession & Surrender of Premises and Rights of Access
    1. The Tenants shall take possession of the Premises on the Start Date at the specified time and shall vacate the Premises at or before the specified time on the End Date.
    2. The Tenant shall co-operate with the Landlord by allowing access for the Landlord or his Agent or to any engineer, electrician or tradesman or other person for the purposes of ensuring the Premises and all appliances are safe, or for responding to emergencies which pose a risk of damage to the Premises.
    3. Neither the Landlord nor his agents shall unreasonably interrupt the Tenants’ use and enjoyment of the Premises by making excessive and unwarranted demands for access.
  1. Provision of Keys
    1. The Tenant shall collect the keys on the Start Date and shall return the keys on the End Date directly to the Landlord or his appointed agent.  A £50.00 fee shall apply in the event of any keys being lost or misplaced or damaged or destroyed.
  1. Occupation of the Premises
    1. The Tenant’s Family or Guests shall be entitled to occupy the premises in addition to the Tenant but not exceeding a maximum of 6 people.
    2. The Tenant undertakes and warrants that he shall require all persons who are permitted to occupy the premises under this section to comply with all obligations and restrictions which are imposed on the Tenant under this agreement.
    3. The Tenant agrees that any damage or breach of this agreement by any person who is permitted to occupy the Premises under this section shall be treated as damage or breach attributable to the Tenant and the Tenant agrees to indemnify the Landlord against any such breach or damage.
    4. Any damage or breach caused by any person who is permitted to occupy the Premises under this section may be rectified (or part rectified as the case may be) by the Landlord making an appropriate deduction from the Deposit prior to it being refunded but which is without prejudice to the Landlords other rights and remedies in law.
  1. Tenant’s Obligations and Restrictions on Use of Premises
    1. The Tenant undertakes to use the Premises only for accommodation.
    2. The Tenant undertakes not to use the Premises for the carrying out of a trade or business, or for any unlawful, questionable or immoral purpose.
    3. The Tenant undertakes not to use the Premises to store any dangerous or hazardous material or substance, or any item of a flammable or explosive nature which might unreasonably increase the risk of fire or explosion on or around the Premises and which would be considered hazardous by a responsible insurance company.
    4. The Tenant shall not sublet the Premises or assign any of his interests, rights or responsibilities under this let without the prior written consent of the Landlord.
    5. The Tenant shall not use the Premises in any way which impinges on the property rights of neighbours or creates a nuisance.
    6. The Tenant undertakes not to allow smoking in the premises.  The Tenant undertakes not to allow any pets or animals inside the premises unless first approved of by the Landlord.  If approved then an additional fee of £25.00 per pet applies.
    7. The Tenant undertakes not to remove any of the furniture from its current position within the Premises.
    8. The Tenant undertakes to maintain the Premises in good condition during the term of this let. The Tenant’s shall keep the property clean and ventilated and in cold weather will take steps to ensure that pipes do not freeze.
    9. The Tenant shall be responsible for keeping drains, waste pipes, baths, sinks, and lavatories free from blockages and shall take care not to dispose of any immiscible or damaging substances such as oil and grease via the drains or waste pipes.
    10. The Tenant undertakes to leave the property clean and tidy at the end of the let, in the same condition as he found it upon taking possession.  In default, a cleaning fee of £20.00 per hour shall apply.  A collection fee of £50.00 applies to excess rubbish left at the Premises.
  1. Responsibility Security, Loss and Damage
    1. The Landlord shall take out appropriate and adequate buildings insurance to protect the premises against flood, fire, subsidence, storms, malicious damage and all other forms of damage.
    2. The Landlord shall take out appropriate insurance to cover any fixtures, fittings or appliances which belong to him and which are let with the premises.
    3. The Landlord makes no guarantee as to the security of the Premises, and it is the responsibility of the Tenants to take out adequate contents insurance to protect their possessions.
    4. The Tenant acknowledges that where he stores any possessions in the Premises he does so at his own risk, and that the same applies to any vehicles which the Tenant parks in any allocated parking spaces.
  1. Miscellaneous Provisions
    1. This document constitutes the entirety of the agreement between the parties and the terms of the let. It supersedes any prior representations which may have been made, whether orally or in writing. Any modification to this Agreement or the terms of the let must be made in writing and signed by both the Landlord and the Tenants.
    2. This let shall be governed by the Law of Northern Ireland.
    3. All clauses, sub clauses and parts thereof shall be severable and shall be read and construed independently. Should any part of this agreement be found invalid this will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision or of this agreement as a whole.
    4. All terms, conditions and covenants contained in this let shall bind the parties and their heirs, legal representatives, successors to title and permitted assignees.
    5. The failure by either party to enforce any provision of this let shall not be deemed a waiver or limitation of that part’s right to subsequently compel and require strict compliance with every provision of this let.
    6. Travel cots and highchairs are available on request for which there is a fee of £25.00 each.
    7. Emma McClean and Leeann Dallas t/a Lemontree Lettings (and any of their employees authorised by them) are each duly appointed agents with authority to act for and on behalf of the Landlord in connection with this let.