General Conditions of Sale
Article 1 - The seasonal rental contract is reserved for the exclusive use of the rental of Gîtes de France accommodation approved by the Departmental or interdepartmental office with territorial jurisdiction on behalf of the National Federation of Gîtes de France. In no case can the National Federation of Gîtes de France be held liable for the use of its contracts by third parties or for purposes other than tourism.
Article 2 - duration of stay : The tenant signing this contract concluded for a fixed period may not under any circumstances invoke any right to remain in the premises at the end of the stay.
Article 3 - conclusion of the contract : The reservation becomes effective once the tenant has sent the owner a deposit of 25% of the total rental amount and a copy of the signed contract before the date indicated on the front. A second copy is to be kept by the tenant. The rental concluded between the parties to this deed may in no case benefit even partially to third parties, natural or legal persons, except with the written consent of the owner. Any violation of this last paragraph would be likely to result in the immediate termination of the rental at the fault of the tenant, the rental income remaining definitively acquired by the owner.
Article 4 - no withdrawal : For reservations made by mail, telephone or internet, the tenant does not benefit from the withdrawal period, in accordance with Article L121-20-4 of the Consumer Code relating in particular to hosting services provided on a date or at a specified periodicity.
Article 5 - Cancellation by the tenant : Any cancellation must be notified by registered letter to the owner.
a) cancellation before arrival at the premises : the deposit remains with the owner. The latter will ask for the balance of the amount of the stay, if the cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the scheduled date of entry into the premises. If the tenant does not appear within 24 hours of the arrival date indicated on the contract, this contract becomes void and the owner can dispose of his lodging. The deposit also remains with the owner who will request payment of the balance of the rental.
b) If the stay is shortened, the rental price remains with the owner. There will be no refund.
Article 6 - Cancellation by the owner : The owner pays the tenant all of the sums paid, as well as compensation at least equal to that which the tenant would have incurred if the cancellation had been made by him on that date.
Article 7 - arrival : The tenant must present himself on the specified day and time mentioned on this contract. In case of late or delayed arrival, the tenant must notify the owner.
Article 8 - payment of the balance : The balance of the Total Rental Price is paid upon entering the premises.
Article 9 - inventory : An inventory is drawn up jointly and signed by the tenant and the owner or his representative on arrival and departure from the gîte. This inventory is the only reference in the event of a dispute concerning the condition of the premises.
The state of cleanliness of the lodging on the tenant's arrival must be noted in the inventory. The cleaning of the premises is the responsibility of the tenant during the rental period and before his departure. The amount of any cleaning costs is established on the basis of calculation mentioned in the rental contract.
For the end-of-stay inventory, an appointment is made at reception upon arrival.
Article 10 - Security deposit or surety : On arrival of the tenant, a security deposit, the amount of which is indicated on the front of this contract, is requested by the owner. After the contradictory establishment of the exit inventory, this deposit is returned, after deduction of the cost of repairing the premises if damage is noted. In the event of early departure (prior to the time mentioned on this contract) preventing the establishment of the inventory of fixtures on the very day of the tenant's departure, the security deposit is returned by the owner within a period not exceeding not a week.
Article 11 - use of the premises : The tenant must ensure the peaceful nature 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 people. If the number of tenants exceeds the capacity, the owner can refuse the additional people. Any modification or termination of the contract will be considered at the initiative of the customer.
Article 13 - reception of animals : This contract specifies whether or not the tenant can stay in the company of a domestic animal. In case of non-compliance with this clause, the owner can refuse the stay: no refund will be made. When booking, the customer is required to indicate the number of pets that will accompany him. Where applicable, the rental contract specifies any price supplements to be provided (animal price, deposit supplement, cleaning fee supplement, etc.). Specific terms of stay for pets may be specified by the owner in internal regulations posted in the accommodation.
Article 14 - Insurance : The tenant is responsible for all damage resulting from his doing. He is required to be insured by a resort-type insurance contract for these various risks.
Article 15 - disputes : Any complaint relating to the inventory and the state of the description during a rental, must be submitted to the Departmental or interdepartmental office of Gîtes de France within three days from the date of the rental. entry into the premises. Any other complaint must be addressed to him as soon as possible, by letter.
Source : General Conditions of Sale of Gites of France.