HHI, MB & OBX Home Rentals - Vacation Rental Agreement
This contract is a legal binding agreement between the Guest (Renter) and the Property Owner (Hines). RENTAL OF OUR HOME AND / OR ENTRANCE INTO OUR RENTAL HOME AT CHECK-IN CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND RENTER. PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE ALL.
Rental Home and Rate Paid: ________________________________________
**** Renter agrees to follow the Sat. - Check-In (4:00 pm) and Sat. - Check-out (10:00 am) times. Please follow this schedule, as there will be someone in the rental home before and after you, and the cleaners require this time to clean the home. We cannot make exceptions to our maximum occupancy policy for each rental home. Please No exceeding occupancy exceptions. We check and strictly inforce this. Max. occupancies are final, as per Owner, each Resort and local Fire Marshall. If you exceed the max. occupancy in one of our rental homes, your stay will be terminated immediately, as per SC Rule to Vacate and Writ of Ejection laws enforced by local police.
**** Renter agrees to not smoke in our rental home or on the balcony. Renter agrees to not bring any pets into our rental home or into the resort without our permission.
**** Vacation rental may be as short as 3 days min. or as long as 3-4 months max. with approval by Resort, as applicable. Rentals longer than 3-4 months require renter signature of approval of our long term rental agreement and Resort approval, if necessary in some cases. Each renter and homeowner must sign and date our 1-page vacation rental form / receipt before their stay, thus accepting this rental lease contract.
**** Renter, renter�s family, guests, children, agents, employees or visitors agree to abide by the "Rules of the Resort" and applicable SC rental laws. Renter must be at least 22 years old with valid driver's license and either a single family or 2-3 single families max. in some cases, no pets, no smoking, no teenagers, no college students, no single couples, no groups, except church or faith based groups and not exceed max. occupancy of the subject rental home. Renter is responsible for all children during their stay.
**** Renter agrees that owner shall not be liable for any damages or injury or loss to renter, renter�s family, guests, agents, or employees while in our rental home or at the resort. Renter is responsible for any lost items in the home and repair of any damage to the home or its contents caused by renter, renter�s family, guests, agents, or employees during your vacation residency, and agrees to replace such loss and or repair such damage at renter�s own expense. Your credit card may be charged for any damages or problems that you cause during your stay.
**** Renter agrees to indemnify and save harmless Owner (Hines) from any and all costs, expenses, legal proceedings, attorney fees, suits, claims or demands whether from loss of life, damage to the property, or injury to the Renter, renter�s agent, family, or guest entering the property or resort of every kind and nature. Renter agrees to obey all Resort, Rental Home and Pool rules.
**** Renter understands that upon violation of any conditions, agreements, restrictions, covenants, and obligations of this property by force or statutory proceedings, in which case any and all monies paid by Renter will be forfeited by the Renter as liquidated damages in additions to and not in lieu or any rights or remedy available under law. If either party commences legal action to enforce its rights pursuant to this waiver or our rental home agreement, then the prevailing party in said legal action shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorney's fees and cost of litigation relating to said legal action, as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
**** Owner - Hines may terminate this rental agreement with tenant for convenience with or without cause at the Owner's Sole Discretion and may terminate and or put out vacation tenant immediately, in the event of unpaid rent after 5 days past due, cancelled or bad rent check, damage to home, or unsettled dispute, or irreconcilable differences.
**** If renter submits a bad or cancelled check (insufficient funds) to owner, or causes damage to property or loss in property items, then owner may charge credit card used for deposit to collect any unpaid rent and cancelled check fees. In the event of re-entry by Owner, it is herein provided that Renter shall be liable in damages to said Owner for all loss sustained. Renter shall have no further claims against Owner. This home rental agreement between owner � Hines and renter is non-cancelable.
**** Renter agrees to keep home in good, clean condition, NOT MOVE or Rearrange Furniture at All!, and promptly report any damage, inventory shortages and/or repairs needed for rental home. Owner may or may not: replace item(s) or make repairs to rental home at Owners sole discretion, and owner shall have total control over our spending, expenditures, just as you have total control of your rental spending and money. Therefore, we may or may not spend our money to fix or replace items in our rental home, depending on cash flow, urgency, and final approval or not by owner: Hines. Typically, we substantially upgrade our rental homes every year since 1994, when we started renting our homes. We also offer in some cases a $50 reimbursement fee, if rental home needs anything, after getting approval by owner. We typically, meet or exceed our renters expectations. We also appreciate your business!
**** If rental home needs something under $50 total max./renter, please call owner: Stewart Hines at 843-301-7203 to request approval to buy item(s). Once you get my approval, items are under $50 total, you may purchase item(s) and mail / email or give me your receipt for reimbursement. Item(s) must be left in rental home after your stay. Once I have approved item(s), seen your receipt and verified they are in home after your stay, I will reimburse you up to $50 max. on some ocassions.
**** Renter agrees to not access or open the owners locked closet in rental home. NOTE: Agent or authorized employee/repairman, subcontractor, pest control, etc. may enter our premises at reasonable hours any day for the purpose of effecting necessary repairs, pest spray, inspections, etc. Renter agrees to not use our home for any house/fraternity/sorority parties, youth groups, minors (unless accompanied by parents), or any unlawful, illegal or immoral purposes. If any questions, please call owner.
**** Renter agrees to not sublet or assign this rental agreement without consent of the property owner.
**** Renter agrees to abide by our "Before You Leave" policy: Turn off all lights, air conditioning, TV, appliances, washer / dryer, stereo, etc. Remove any and all trash or food that you brought into our rental home. Please place all dirty or used towels and linens on bathroom and bedroom floors, respectively. Please clean up kitchen, remove all your food and any of your items from our refrigerator, run dishwasher or clean dishes, glasses, utensils, etc. Use owners vacuum (in hall closet) on any spills (after clean up), sand or mess and leave home clean, as you found it when you checked - in. Renter agrees to not move any furniture, appliances, art, materials, etc. Please make sure all front and porch doors and windows are shut and all locked. An inspection of the rental home after your stay will be performed by Owner and cleaner to evaluate the rental home condition for next guests, and if any deposit shall be refunded, as applicable. Renter's credit card may be charged for any damages or problems to our rental home that Renter or his guests, any party member or family causes during Renter's stay.
**** Upon arrival, please inspect rental home immediately within first 60 minutes or by 5:00 pm at the latest or please call, text or email Owner on check in day if any problems. Please call or email us of any specific problems within 60-min. of your check-in. If you have a problem with our rental home, you must call owner - Stewart Hines at 843-301-7203 immediately, when you arrive at check-in day & by above times! Thank You!
**** Renter accepts our rental home "AS IS", and as shown on our website, which all of our pictures, info, text, virtual tours, videos, etc. are all actual, recent and accurate to the best of our ability and provide more visual description and info than most other rentals on the market! If you don�t like our resort or rental home for any reason, please we would rather you Not rent it. Our rental homes are very nice and clean to us and to thousands of our many satisfied renters, however, all are not brand new, nor totally pristine. Our rental home views and service are spectacular with superb bedding and at very discounted, bargain, owner direct prices! However, if you are a very critical or demanding type renter, you may want to spend more money and rent a brand new rental home that better suits your needs and tastes. We understand and know we can�t please everyone, but have > ~95% satisfied guests since 1994.
**** Renter agrees to not leave our rental home early before check-out date, or not check-in at all without telling owner immediately. Renter agrees to not demand or sue for refund of rental money in ANY case, whether, renter checks out early, or renter does not check-in, or if renter stays the full time, and then complains during or after stay. We�re sorry, no refund for early checkout or any case, except if an emergency (ex. Mandatory Hurricane evacuation mandated by City / Town / County official only). Refund Only for those days requiring mandatory hurricane evacuation, and must be approved in writing by Owner. Rental premises are considered clean, decent, safe and sanitary, per industry standards, which we typically exceed.
**** Renter can not use either cleanliness, pests, critters, or ambiance / decor of home or resort condition, etc.; or excessive noise or vibration beyound our control or responsibility, or ANY excuse other than a personal emergency (approved by owner in writing) to leave rental home early, before check-out date/time, or if renter wants any type of refund for Any Reason. No exceptions. Owner must have the opportunity to re-rent our home upon your early checkout and know of any and all problems, so that we may correct them at Owner's Sole Discretion. Renter agrees to call owner (843-301-7203 or email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and our cleaner (See Final Confirmation Letter), if any problems. My Phone availability times are: 7 days per week - 9am untill 10pm Eastern Time or leave message or email me, and I will most likely respond to you within 1-2 days or typically that day.
**** Our several cleaners can correct cleanliness of the home (if needed) and have been cleaning for us for many years. On some rare occasions, the home may not be cleaned before your check-in, by inadvertent fault of cleaners, delays, scheduling mishap, etc., especially if cleaner(s) are very busy or have problem on a Sat. If home is not cleaned with fresh towels and linens upon check-in to our home or if you find any other problem(s), Renter agrees to call Owner immediately, so that we may call cleaner to fix problem(s), as deemed necessary by Owner and at Owner's sole discretion. Repairs that are the responsibility of the Owner will be made at the Owner's sole discretion. Only emergencies, as approved by the owner in writing, warrant early-check-out and or possible credit of rent money. Renter must request credit towards later stay in writing and must be approved in writing by the Owner before we credit any money or give credit towards next stay.
**** Cancellation / Refund Policy: $300 Cancellation fee for week rentals & $500 Cancellation fee for month rentals. No exceptions. If Renter cancels anytime for any reason after making a reservation with us a cancellation fee applies. Refund of your remaining deposit only minus cancellation fee. If deposit is greater for longer stays, etc. (i.e. $800 or $1000+ deposit) then the cancellation fee is $250 for each additional $400 amount prorated. Refund of a portion of your deposit, if written cancellation is received before final balance is due (typically 1.5 - 2 months before stay), except if total rent is paid in full with credit card or check or via online with PayPal payment. We can not refund the ~4% PayPal charges for their online credit card transaction fee. PayPal keeps their ~4% transaction fee and we can not get it back. PayPal refunds can take up to 1-2 weeks typically to receive, due to their security policies. Final balance on a rental is typically due 1.5 - 2 months before your stay. A $600 to $800 security deposit is typically the minimum required for our 2BR/2BA to 4BR/4.5BA home rentals to make a week reservation, which goes toward your final balance. The deposit is required to hold your stay and take it off the market, and is due typically within 1-3 business days of renter making reservation with owner, if paid by check or money order, and immediately at booking date, if paid with major credit card or online with PayPal payment. Any other refunds after the date that the final balance is due or date final payment is received (if PayPal or credit card) must be emergencies and must be approved by the owner in writing. A credit may be given towards your next stay with us on some occasions. If you pay by PayPal, check, credit card, money order, or any other form, we must talk to you live on the phone or in person before your stay or before a date which we inform you of, so as to confirm your reservation, and get information (phone #, renters age(s), # in party, confirm single family or 1-3 single families max., no smoking, no pets, no groups, and max. people in our rental home) from you, or your stay will be cancelled and your money refunded minus PayPal charge and Cancellation fee.
**** Renter agrees to contact us immediately if you have problems with anything in the home, or the rental home or Renter incurs damage or loss of item(s) during your stay. Renter is responsible for your own belongings. Please contact the subject resort management and us immediately if there is an emergency or problem. The resort may charge you for any services that they perform. Renter agrees to not write or post on the Internet a false or malicious or negative review of any kind regarding any of our rental homes. If you do, your credit card may be charged for a new VRBO, HomeAway or FlipKey ad. Please call us first during your stay to discuss any problems with our rental, so that we may correct them asap. We appreciate you doing this! Owner has authority to terminate your stay immediately and remove you from our rental home, if you significantly breach either our home or resort rules, as per SC Rule to Vacate and Writ of Ejectment laws served by local police.
**** Policies, rates, vacancy calendars, info, pictures, movies, virtual tours, etc. are subject to change without notice to renter due to: short term vacation rentals are "Live" online for purchase, upgrades to rentals, and constantly updating these parameters by owner.
**** Outdoor Grilling is NOT Allowed at most of our rental condos for vacation rental, as per Owner, Resort / HOA Rules; and due to the associated liability, risk of fire to building and insurance requirements at any time.
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