Arrival and Departure
The apartment will be available for occupancy at 1pm on the date of arrival and must be vacated before 10am on the date of departure. Any variation to these times must be agreed with us before confirmation of booking is completed - late arrival times may incur an additional charge. In addition, if your arrival is or is likely to be delayed beyond 18:00 hours on the start date of your rental, you must contact the owners beforehand. Failure to do so will be treated as a cancellation. Changes of arrival or departure dates unless previously intimated to and agreed by the Owners may be treated as a cancellation.
The Hirer shall, at all times, keep the hired premises in a clean and tidy condition. The Hirer further binds him/herself to leave the property and its contents in the same condition as they found them. A refundable damage deposit of A 100 (A 150 over Christmas and New Year) is required to be paid at time of booking. This sum of money minus any monies required to cover the cost of any breakages and cleaning will be returned, by post, to the Hirer immediately at the end of the rental period. In the case of Hirers from non-sterling countries, different arrangements may apply. Please contact us for details.
The right is reserved to make an additional charge when excessive gas or electricity is used. Guests are expected to use gas and electricity as they would in their own home, i.e. by switching off appliances which are not required; by turning off the heating in warm weather; by keeping the windows closed in cool weather, etc.
Loss of keys: the Hirer is obliged to look after all keys which they receive in order to gain entrance to the apartment. these must all be returned at the end of the rental period. Should any or all of these keys be lost or mislaid, by the Hirer or by any member of the Hireras party, the Hirer must bear the full cost of replacement and, if required, the cost of replacing locks.
The Hirer shall undertake to prevent any member of his/her party from causing a nuisance or disturbance to other residents or occupiers.
The Hirer undertakes to leave the hired premises secure if left unoccupied during the period of let since insurance covers theft only if the apartment is broken into.
The Hirer binds and obliges him/herself to pay to the Lessor (ourselves) in respect of any and all loss or damage beyond fair wear and tear. A detailed inventory (i.e. list of contents) is available within the apartment. The hirer is advised to check this inventory immediately on arrival and to intimate to the Lessor any discrepancies.
The Hirer shall not sub-let the premises or any part thereof.
The number of people occupying the premises shall not exceed the number stated for the premises. The Hirer must not allow more people than was intimated at the time of the original booking to occupy the property, neither can the Hirer significantly change the composition of their holiday rental party during the occupation of the property, nor can the Hirer take any pet into the property (unless with prior agreement with the owner). If the Hirer does any of these things, the Owners can refuse to hand over the property to the Hirer, or can repossess it. If the Owners do so, this will be treated as a cancellation by the Hirer. No refund of any monies by the Hirer paid in respect of their booking will be made and the owners will have no liabilityto the Hirer as a result of this situation.
The Hirer binds and obliges him/herself to vacate the hired premises without demand at the termination of the period of hire. The specific period of hire is given in the written confirmation of each booking.
The Hirer warrants that the subjects let are to be use for the purposes of a holiday and so accepts that the lettingis a holiday let to which Section 12(2) and paragraph 8 of Schedule 4 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 apply, namely, "a tenancy the purpose of which is to confer on the tenant the right to occupy the house for a holiday."
The Hirer undertakes to relieve the Lessor from any liability for damage or injury however caused by any member of his/her party.
The Lessor, their agents or employees, accept no responsibility for loss, injury or damage to any member of the Hireras party or their property, howsoever caused, arising in any manner out of the let of the premises.
Circumstances beyond the control of the Owners - except where otherwise expressly stated in these conditions, the Owners shall not be liable, jointly or individually, for any changes, cancellations, effect on your holiday, loss or damagesuffered caused by you or for any failure by the Owners to perform or properly perform any of their respective obligations caused by any event(s) or circumstance(s) beyond the reasonable control of the Owners (referred to as aforce majeure in these conditions). By way of example, force majeure includes fire, flood, exceptional weather conditions, epidemics, destruction or damage of the property by any cause (other than negligence of the Owners) and all similar situations. In appropriate cases (for example, where your booking has to be cancelled before your departure) the Owners will, however, refund to you all monies paid to the Owners by you for your booking. However, no compensation, expenses,costs or other sums of any description (including without any limitation the cost of securing an alternative property/ accommodation) will be payable in such circumstances by the Owners to you).
The Owners are entitled at their sole and absolute discretion to refuse to hand over to you, or to repossess, the property (which includes the fixtures, fittings, furnishings and decorations) if the owners reasonably believe that any damage is likely to be caused, has been caused or is being caused by you or by any members of your holiday rental party. These circumstances will be treated as a cancellation by you. No refund of any monies you have paid in respect of your booking will be made and the Owners will have no liability to you as a result of this situation arising (including, for example, any costs or expenses you incur due to not being able to occupy the property, such as your incurring the cost of securing an alternative property/accommodation). Nor in this situation, will the Owners have any obligation to find alternative accommodation for you.
You must allow the Owners (including workmen) access to the property at any reasonable time during your occupation of the property (except in cases of emergency or where a problem needs remedying quickly and you cannot be contacted in time a in these situations, the Owners are entitled to enter the property at anytime without giving you prior notice).
The hirer is responsible for what is downloaded from the website/internet. All downloaded material is required to meet all relevant legislation.
The contract between you and the owners is subject to Scottish law, and is formed in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is agreed that any dispute you may have with the owners will be dealt with by the courts of Scotland.