Termes and conditions

Article 1
This seasonal rental contract is reserved for the exclusive use of the rental of Gîtes de France accommodation approved by the Departmental or interdepartmental branch territorially competent on behalf of the National Federation of Gîtes de France. Under no circumstances shall the Fédération Nationale des Gîtes de France be held liable for the use of its contracts by third parties or for purposes other than tourism.

Article 2 – Length of stay
The signatory tenant of the present contract concluded for a fixed duration will not be able to in no circumstance to take advantage of any right to remain in the premises at the end of the stay.

Article 3 – Responsibility
The reservation becomes effective as soon as the tenant has sent the owner a deposit of 30% of the total rental amount and a copy of the contract signed before the date indicated on the front. A second copy is to be kept by the tenant.
The rental concluded between the parties to the present contract cannot in any case benefit even partially to third parties, natural or legal persons, except with the written agreement of the owner.
Any breach of this last paragraph may result in the immediate termination of the rental at the fault of the tenant, the proceeds of the rental remaining definitively acquired by the owner.

Article 4 – Absence of retraction
For bookings made by mail, telephone or internet, the tenant does not benefit from the withdrawal period, in accordance with article L121-218 of the French Consumer Code relating in particular to the provision of accommodation services provided on a specific date or at a specific frequency.

Article 5 – Cancellation by the Tenant
Any cancellation must be notified by registered letter to the owner.

a) Cancellation before arrival in the premises :
The deposit remains the property of the owner. The owner can ask for the balance of the amount of the stay, if the cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the planned date of arrival.
If the tenant does not show up within 24 hours after the arrival date indicated on the contract, the present contract becomes null and void and the owner can dispose of his gîte. The deposit also remains acquired by the owner who will ask for the payment of the balance of the rent.

b) if the stay is shortened, the price of the rental remains acquired by the owner. There will be no refund.

Article 6 – Cancellation by the owner
The landlord will pay the tenant the totality of the sums paid.

Article 7 – Arrival
The lessee must present himself on the day and at the time mentioned on this contract. In case of late or delayed arrival, the tenant must inform the owner.

Article 8 – Payment of the balance
The balance of the rent is paid upon entry into the premises.

Article 9 – Inventory of fixtures
An inventory is drawn up jointly and signed by the tenant and the owner or his representative on arrival and departure of the gîte. This inventory is the only reference in case of dispute concerning the inventory of fixtures.
The state of cleanliness of the gîte on the tenant’s arrival must be noted in the inventory of fixtures. The cleaning of the premises is the responsibility of the tenant during the rental period and before his departure. The amount of possible cleaning costs is established on the basis of the calculation mentioned in the descriptive sheet.

Article 10 – Security deposit or guarantee
Upon arrival of the tenant, a security deposit is required by the owner. After the inventory of fixtures and fittings has been drawn up, this deposit is returned, less the cost of restoring the premises if any damage is noted.
In the event of early departure (before the time mentioned on this contract) preventing the inventory of fixtures from being drawn up on the day of the tenant’s departure, the security deposit shall be returned by the owner within a period not exceeding one week.
 
Article 11 – Use of the premises
The tenant will have to ensure the peaceful character of the rental and make use of it in accordance with the destination of the premises.

Article 12 – Capacity
This contract is established for a maximum capacity of persons. If the number of tenants exceeds the capacity, the owner can refuse the additional persons. Any modification or breach of the contract will be considered at the initiative of the client.

Article 13 – Reception of animals
This contract specifies whether or not the tenant may stay with a pet. In the event of non-compliance with this clause, the owner may refuse the stay: no refund will then be made. At the time of booking, the customer is required to indicate the number of pets that will accompany him/her. If necessary, the description sheet specifies the possible extra charges to be foreseen (animal rate, deposit supplement, cleaning package supplement…). The modalities of selection are as follows

Article 14 – Insurance
The tenant is liable for all damages arising from his or her actions. He is required to be insured by a holiday-type insurance contract for these various risks.

Article 15 – Payment of charges
At the end of the stay, the tenant must pay the owner for the charges not included in the price.
Their amount is established on the basis of the calculation mentioned on the present contract and in the descriptive sheet and a proof is given by the owner.

Article 16 – Disputes
Any complaint relating to the inventory of fixtures and the state of the description during a rental must be submitted to the Departmental or Interdepartmental Antenna of Gîtes de France within three days of entering the premises. Any other complaint must be sent to it as soon as possible, by letter.