General Terms of Sale
The price for the rental shall be binding for the renter with no dispute on his/her part. The rental shall take effect after the written approval of Locafim, which will not happen until the deposit is received. Furthermore, the deposit payment shall not be binding upon Locafim until the date of the balance payment. The renter hereby agrees to take possession of the property on the date established, to pay the balance of the rental price upon check-in, regardless of what may happen, i.e., sickness, accident, or unforeseen event. If these conditions are not met, Locafim shall be entitled to immediately re-rent the property that is the subject of this rental.
Cancellation insurance is provided (see seasonal rental agreement attached).
Locafim hereby declines all responsibility for the recourse that its insurance company may exercise against renters in the event of a disaster. Consequently, the renter must make sure to take out “Vacation” insurance to cover any recourse he/she may be subject to, or to make sure that this insurance is included in their homeowners’ insurance. NOTE: Any change to the rental, even if occurring before the property move-in date shall be considered a cancellation followed by a re-rental, except in the event the apartment initially rented can be rented by the Company in the same period and under the same conditions. Likewise, any shortened rentals may not give rise to a refund.
a) The property rented is for use as a temporary residence, excluding all professional, commercial, or artisanal activity of any nature whatsoever, even in addition to use as a residence or occasionally.
b) The renter is hereby obligated to use the property personally and conventionally and to keep the property in perfect condition. The furniture, as well as all equipment listed on the inventory should be returned to their location at check-in.
c) The renter is hereby obligated to keep the sanitary, electrical, and heating systems in perfect condition and take the necessary precautions for them. All repairs made necessary by negligence or improper upkeep during the rental period shall be payable by the renter.
d) Pets are not allowed. Locafim hereby reserves the right to refers the rental to the rental if this prohibition is not observed, with no compensation or refund of the money paid.
e) The renter is hereby prohibited from subletting the property for any reason whatsoever, even free of charge, under penalty of canceling the agreement, with the full amount of the rent remaining acquired by or owed to Locafim.
f) The number of occupants shall be limited to the number of sleeping places listed on the reservation agreement. The reception service, in the event a violation is noted, may require the payment of a flat-rate penalty
g) Locafim may not ensure the regularity of public water and electricity service or be held responsible for the deprivation of enjoyment of all equipment, regardless of the duration, if this is the result of an outage imposed on this equipment by a force majeure event beyond its control.
h) All maintenance work made necessary shall be freely decided upon by Locafim without the possibility of the renter to oppose it insofar as said work will ensure the renter the proper enjoyment of the property rented and the renter may not claim any reduced rent or compensation.
i) Rentals are arranged from Saturday to Saturday Check-ins are scheduled for between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Check-outs are scheduled for between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The renter shall be obligated to make an appointment with the reception office to schedule a check-out time in order to take an inventory and note the condition of his/her apartment.
j) The rental does not include the provision of sheets or bathroom linens.
k) The renter hereby agrees to comply with the building regulations, which he/she acknowledges having read.
l) The renter shall have access during office hours to a maximum of 15 minutes of free Internet access.
This access shall be exclusively and strictly reserved to renters of LOCAFIM SA, it being specified that it is prohibited to unaccompanied minors. LOCAFIM SA shall not in any case be held responsible for this use, as the renter shall carry it out under his/her sole and total responsibility.
The security deposit shall be paid to cover any damage that may be caused to the furnishings or other items in the property rented. This security deposit may not in any case be considered an early rent payment and shall bear no interest.
UPON CHECK-IN, the renter shall pay the security deposit to the rental office, and an inventory and condition checklist will be established by both parties when the renter is given the keys to the unit.
If the move-in checklist and inventory are not filled out, the presumption established by Article 1731 of the French Civil Code cannot be invoked by either of the parties who has impeded the establishment of these documents.
AT CHECK-OUT, the renter shall leave the apartment in order (furniture returned to its location at check-in) with the dishes done.
When the keys are returned by the renter, a move-out checklist and inventory shall be prepared jointly by both parties, after an appointment is made with Locafim a few hours in advance (for Saturday between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.).
RETURN of the security deposit:
a) The renter who decides to move out of the apartment outside the rental office hours or before the scheduled date, he/she must return the keys at the place indicated by the office, an the move-out checklist and inventory shall be filled out by Locafim, and if no damage is noted, the security deposit shall be returned by Locafim to the renter by mail within 4 days following the last day of the rental, with no fees, by check.
b) When the keys are returned, the move-out checklist and inventory shall be prepared jointly, the security deposit shall be returned minus any damage that may have been caused.
c) In both cases, if the security deposit is not enough to cover the damage, the renter hereby agrees to make up the sum based on an invoice prepared by Locafim with supporting documentation.
Any claim regarding a stay must be sent to us by registered letter within 30 days of the move-out date. All disputes that may arise from the interpretation or execution of this agreement is, by express agreement, the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Montpellier.