Castle Lodge Terms of Service
By accessing the website at http://www.castlelodgeely.co.uk, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.
2. Use License
- Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Castle Lodge's website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
- modify or copy the materials;
- use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
- attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Castle Lodge's website;
- remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
- transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
- This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Castle Lodge at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
- The materials on Castle Lodge's website are provided on an 'as is' basis. Castle Lodge makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
- Further, Castle Lodge does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall Castle Lodge or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Castle Lodge's website, even if Castle Lodge or a Castle Lodge authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Accuracy of materials
The materials appearing on Castle Lodge's website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Castle Lodge does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Castle Lodge may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However Castle Lodge does not make any commitment to update the materials.
Castle Lodge has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Castle Lodge of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.
Castle Lodge may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.
8. Governing Law
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.
Your privacy is important to us. It is Castle Lodge's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, http://www.castlelodgeely.co.uk, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
This policy is effective as of 21 May 2018.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF HIRE
These Terms and Conditions of Hire are a contract between Castle Lodge Limited, Company Number: 10519684; address for correspondence: New Barn, Old Crawley Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4RU (“us”, “we”, “our”), and you the person making the booking and all adult members of your party who will be staying in any of our accommodation (“you”, “your”, “client”, “guest”). By making a booking or staying in our accommodation you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. Defined terms used in this contract are:
- Your stay with us is not intended to confer exclusive possession on either the client or guest nor to create the relationship of landlord and tenant between Castle Lodge Limited and either the client or any guest. You agree that the purpose of the letting is for a holiday, and therefore that you will not be entitled to any rights under any statutory provision including, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, the Rent Act 1977, any assured tenancy or assured shorthold tenancy under the Housing Act 1988, or any tenancy arising under or in terms of, or regulated by the Housing Act 1988, Housing Act 2006, Housing Act 2014, Private Housing (Tenancies) Act 2016, including in each case any amendment or re-enactment of any such statute for the time being in force.
- Our rates are subject to change without notice, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
1.3 VAT is charged as appropriate.
- Agreement for Occupation
2.1 We permit you to occupy the property as a holiday letting for the agreed hire period only and subject to these Terms and Conditions of Hire, such occupation being by you personally and only such guests named in the booking, and to use the Inclusive Services. The actions and omissions of any visitor to the apartment are your responsibility. See also your obligations under condition 10 below.
2.2 You must be 25 years or over when you book your accommodation.
2.3 We reserve the right to refuse to accept any booking for whatever reason. We accept your booking when we issue our Booking Confirmation email.
2.4 You may arrive at your accommodation after 2pm (except if it is stated different) on the start day of your booking and, unless otherwise agreed, you must leave by 10am on the last day. If you fail to arrive by midnight on the day of the start date and do not advise us of a late arrival we may treat the booking as being cancelled by you.
2.5 If you want to increase your length of stay we will do everything possible, subject to availability of accommodation, to find something suitable for you. It must be borne in mind that this may not always be possible and additional charges may incur.
2.6 If the number of people permitted to occupy the room is exceeded (which would be in breach of Health and Safety Regulations) we reserve the right to move excess occupants and charge for additional rooms or require the excess occupants to vacate the property.
- Paying for your Accommodation
3.1 The following terms apply to payment: -
3.1.1 To secure your booking full payment must be paid at the time of booking and you hereby authorise us to take payment from your credit or debit card that you booked with. We draw your attention to clause 5.2 below concerning pre-authorisations which apply as from your booking. All prices advised to you are inclusive of booking fees and charges unless stated otherwise.
3.1.2 If you fail to pay any sum that is due under this agreement when due, then you will pay us, on demand, interest on the unpaid sum in accordance with (if you are a business) the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (as amended) or (if you are a consumer) 4% above the Barclays base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until we receive payment in full cleared funds, whether before or after any judgement.
3.1.3 We expect the room to be left in a reasonable state on departure, including rubbish being placed in rubbish bins. If, at our discretion, additional cleaning is required on departure, the cost of this cleaning will be charged as an Additional Charge.
3.1.4 UK legislation provides that smoking is not permitted in any part of the property. Smokers must vacate the building should they wish to smoke.
3.1.5 Where there is evidence of guests smoking within the room/accommodation, we reserve the right to charge £500 for specialist cleaning, as an Additional Charge and guest will be asked to leave.
3.1.6 Anyone found using or under the influence of illegal drugs or substances classified under the Misuse of Drugs act (1971) will be reported to the police and asked to leave the premises. Any evidence or suspicion of drug use on our premises will also be reported immediately to the police.
3.1.7 No daily housekeeping service is provided – While linens and bath towels are included in the room, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available for an Additional Charge. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property.
3.1.8 Falsified Bookings – Any booking obtained under false pretence will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.
3.1.9 No alcohol is to be brought onto the premises or consumed in any part of the accommodation.
- Loss and Damage; Security Deposit
4.1 Please ensure that you inspect the room on check-in. Unless we receive notification otherwise within two working days of check-in we will be entitled to assume that you have fully accepted that the condition of the room is in good repair, condition and in a clean and tidy state and you will waive any right to claim otherwise.
4.2 Risk of damage to the room and its contents will pass to you on check-in and remain with you until the room is returned to us. You shall be liable for all loss or damage (except fair wear and tear) caused during the rental period, and for any reasonable loss of rental resulting from such loss or damage.
4.3 A security deposit to cover your obligations under this Agreement may be taken at or prior to check-in. This may be in the form of a payment or an authorisation to deduct payment from your debit or credit card used to make the Booking. Any security deposit paid will be returned to you in full (or any payment authorisation cancelled) upon the Accommodation being returned to us in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. Where you are liable for loss or damage under clause 4.2, we may withhold some or all of your deposit to cover the same and our administration fees associated with repairing or dealing with the loss or damage. These will be Additional Charges.
- Additional Charges
5.1 Additional Charges which may be payable include those items specified in the Booking and any specified in these terms and conditions.
5.2 Where Additional Charges are payable, you hereby authorise us to take them from the credit or debit card used to make the Booking. If no credit or debit card was used in the Booking, you must pay Additional Charges by another means acceptable to us. All Additional Charges are due on the check-out date, unless the context otherwise requires.
5.3 If you fail to pay any Additional Charge within 14 days of the date of our invoice requiring payment of the same, you will incur an administration fee of £50 to cover the costs of sending you our debt collection letter, which will follow.
- Changes to your Booking by us
6.1 In the unlikely event we have to cancel or make a change to your accommodation we will use all reasonable efforts to contact you as soon as possible to explain what has happened and inform you of the cancellation or change. If possible, we will offer alternatives, but should these alternatives be unacceptable to you the booking will be treated as cancelled and we will refund any money you have paid to us within 14 days of any cancellation.
6.2 We shall not be liable for changes, cancellations or any other effect on your booking due to events beyond our reasonable control (force majeure), including (by way of example only and without limiting the generality of the foregoing) terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or manmade disasters, fire, and adverse weather conditions.
- Cancellation / Alteration of your Booking by you
7.1 We will use our reasonable endeavours to accommodate your requests for alterations of your Booking, subject to availability of accommodation.
7.2 If you wish to cancel the whole or any part of your booking and you notify us in writing (see our contact details below) 30 days in advance of your date of arrival, 75% of your payment will be refunded (unless stated differently at the time of booking). It is your responsibility to ensure that we receive your notice of cancellation in time.
7.3 In case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged and no refund.
7.4 Any Force Majeure will not affect any of our cancellation policies and they will remain in force at all times.
- Our liability for Death, Personal Injury, Loss of Property, Lack of Services, etc.
8.1 We shall have no liability to you for the death or personal injury to you or any members of your party unless this results from an act or omission on our part.
8.2 Any guest using their own electrical appliances (hairdryers, curlers, tongs, shavers, personal computers, personal stereos etc.) must use the appropriate adaptor. Non-UK plugs used without the appropriate adaptor/transformer are a serious fire risk. Please ensure that all heated appliances are switched off and stored safely before leaving the apartment. Guests found to be in breach of this rule may be asked to leave with immediate effect.
8.3 You must take all necessary steps to safeguard your personal property and we accept no liability to you in respect of damage to, or loss of,
8.4 Cars and their contents are parked at their owners’ risk. Please ensure that cars are locked and possessions are left out of sight.
8.5 Property left in the room will be kept for 1 week after departure or forwarded at the guest’s expense.
8.6 Save where there is a total failure to provide useful accommodation as reasonably expected under this agreement, we cannot be held responsible for any failure or interruption to services to the room/property, for example, gas, water and electricity, or for any damage, disturbance or noise caused as a result of maintenance work being carried out in any part of the building.
8.7 We shall have no liability for any loss which was not foreseeable at the time we entered this Agreement or losses not caused by our breach of this Agreement, and, if you are entering this Agreement in the course of a business, we shall have no liability for any loss of profit, loss of or damage to goodwill, increased costs, loss of anticipated savings, loss of business, or any special, indirect or consequential loss (whether arising through breach of contract, tort including (without limitation) negligence, or breach of statutory duty. In any case our total liability to you is limited to the total cost of your reservation.
8.8 All descriptions and photographs of the room/premise are for illustration only and we do not warrant that they are accurate or complete, although we do use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that they are.
8.9 We do not exclude liability for fraud, and your legal rights are not affected by any term in this Agreement.
- Wireless Broadband Internet and Hardwire
Wireless Broadband Internet is usually available at our accommodation, however, we will not be liable for loss of this service due to connection, environmental or human error and no support service is available. For this reason, wireless broadband internet is not a contractual provision. We do not assume any responsibility for any damage to your computer or the data contained on it, nor the security of any data transferred over the internet. Guests are responsible for the protection of their computers from loss of data, unauthorised access or viruses. All usage of the broadband must be within normal usage amounts (generally, 2GB download per day) unless otherwise agreed.
- Maintenance Call-Outs
Should a guest or client report that a service or an appliance is faulty and subsequent inspection confirms that the appliance was not faulty, but was not being operated properly by the guest, and where usage instructions have been provided, we reserve the right to charge the guest for the maintenance call out, as an Additional Charge.
- Client’s Obligations
12.1 The client will guarantee the following: -
12.1.1 Guests will not keep any animals, insects, birds or reptiles in the property, without our permission (given in accordance with Condition 3.1.10).
12.1.2 When guests with small children occupy the property, the guest undertakes to provide all suitable childproofing safety equipment.
12.1.3 Guests will not do or permit any act reasonably likely to make any insurance policy on the property void or voidable or increase the premium.
12.1.4 Guests will not do anything that may cause a nuisance or annoyance to the owners or to any other occupier or guest of adjoining properties or do anything at the property that is illegal or immoral. Noise disturbance after 11pm and before 7am can be reported to the local Council.
12.1.5 At the end of this agreement the property is cleared of the guest’s effects and left in good repair and clean condition. The client will pay for the repair or replacement of such items of the fixtures, furniture, furnishings and other effects as shall be broken, lost, damaged, or destroyed save for reasonable wear and tear.
12.1.6 Guests will use the Property for private residential purposes only and not for any business use.
12.1.7Guests will not make any alterations to the property, or attempt to make any repairs.
12.1.8 Guests will allow us or our authorised representative’s permission at all reasonable times to enter the accommodation to inspect its conditions.
12.1.9 The client will not assign, underlet, sub-license, charge or part with possession of whole or any part of the property, take in lodgers or share occupation of the property with any person in any way.
12.1.10 Guests will not sell, loan, charge or otherwise dispose of or part with possession of any of the contents located at the property including without limitation the owners’ furniture and effects.
12.1.11 Guests will not hang on the outside of the property any flower pot or similar object or any clothes or other articles.
12.1.12 Guests will not block or put noxious or damaging substances into the sinks, baths and lavatory cisterns or waste or soil pipes in the property or allow them to overflow, and will immediately report any such blockage etc. to us (see 13.1.16)
12.1.13 Guests will not leave the entrance door or windows to the property open but ensure that all door and window locks are properly engaged at all times. All windows must be closed when not in the room or during bad weather.
12.1.14 Guests will take all reasonable precautions to prevent condensation by keeping the property adequately ventilated and heated. Extractor fans located in the bathrooms and en-suites must be switched on at all times to prevent damage to the apartment.
12.1.15 Guests will not change any lock to the property or have any duplicate keys made.
12.1.16 Guests will notify us as soon as is practicably possible of (a) any plumbing, electrical or general problem or (b) any damage to the property or its contents, and shall desist from attempting to remedy such problem on their own.
12.1.17 Guests will notify us of any damage to the property or its contents as soon as is practicably possible.
12.1.17 Guests will maintain properly insured, to their full replacement value, all of their personal property which is kept either at the property or on the guest’s person.
12.1.18 Guests will use all equipment provided at the Property strictly in accordance with its operating instructions and not for any purpose other than its intended use.
12.1.19 Guests will not leave or store any valuable personal possessions anywhere in the property where they can be easily viewed by third parties.
12.1.20 Guests will not play ball games inside or within the grounds of the accommodation.
12.1.21 The number of people occupying the property does not at any time exceed the maximum number of permitted occupants as set out in your booking of the relevant property.
12.1.22 Guests will use any cleaning products, liquids, tablets etc. strictly in accordance with their usage instructions and ensure that such products are kept out of reach of children. We accept no liability for misuse of products supplied.
12.1.23 Guests will not install any portable cooking appliances, camping stoves or similar items in the apartment.
12.1.24 Guests will not behave in an abusive or threatening manner toward our staff.
12.2 You indemnify us and will keep us indemnified on demand for all claims, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred or suffered by us (except any incurred as a result of our default) in connection with this Agreement or in connection with any use or misuse of the accommodation, except for personal injury or death caused by our act or omission.
- Termination of this Agreement
13.1 This agreement may be ended by us with immediate effect if: -
13.1.1 the accommodation fee is not paid on the payment day, or if you are in breach of any of the terms or conditions set out in this document; or
13.1.2 the client becomes bankrupt, has an administration order made against him or her or has a judgment enforced or entered against him or her.
13.2 We may also terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason on giving the client reasonable written notice.
13.3 The client will, at the end of the accommodation period, return to us all keys to the property and give us vacant possession of the property.
- Health and Safety
14.1 We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Failure to comply with this statement may be considered as a breach of contract and the guest being asked to leave.
14.2 Guests should keep the room free of hazardous objects at all times and not to leave it in a condition that would make it unsafe for our housekeepers, staff, guests or themselves to use.
15 Data Protection
We are required to gather certain personal data about clients and guests for the purposes of satisfying operational and legal obligations. This personal data will be subject to the appropriate legal safeguards as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998. We fully endorse and adhere to the eight principles of the Data Protection Act. These principles specify the legal conditions that must be satisfied in relation to obtaining, handling, processing, transportation and storage of personal data. The principles require (amongst other things) that the personal data shall be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose.
16.1 All complaints should be notified as soon as possible to us (contact details below) and we will do our best to resolve them in a timely manner.
16.2 If you are still not satisfied then within 14 days of the end of your stay, you should put your comments in writing to our address below, and we will use all reasonable efforts to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
16.3 You can also complain to the booking agent you used for your accommodation reservation.
If the Property is in England or Wales, the agreement between us and all matters arising therefrom are subject to the law of England and Wales and, in the event of a dispute, you will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. If the Property is in Scotland, the agreement between us and all matters arising therefrom are subject to the law of Scotland and, in the event of a dispute, you will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.
If any provision (or part-provision) in these terms and conditions is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If not possible, it shall be struck out. The rest of the agreement shall remain enforceable.
In this Agreement the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings unless the context otherwise requires:
“Additional Charge” means a charge or fee that is additional to the rental and includes those specified as an ‘additional charge’ in these terms and conditions or in the Booking, and also any other reasonable charge or fee incurred by you under these terms and conditions.
“Managing agent” “us” or “we” refers to Castle Lodge Limited offering accommodation on behalf of the property owners.
“Client” is the person who arranges the accommodation – they could also be the guest.
“Guest” is any adult authorised by us to reside at the property – they could also be the client.
“Room or property” is an accommodation managed by Castle Lodge
“Booking” means an offer from you to us to hire one of our accommodation on the terms of this agreement following your provision of sufficient information to enable us to complete our telephone or Website provisional booking process.
“Furniture and appliances” means such furniture and appliances usually found within the accommodation and any other items which we agree to provide;
“Inclusive Services” means housekeeping service once per week, linen and towel change once per week, use of electricity, gas, water, sewerage, council tax, TV licence.
The term “Room” means the following: – A fully furnished and equipped Room, accessed by corridors, stairwells and any common part of the building, inclusive of gas, electricity, water, drainage and sewerage, Council Tax, TV licence, a once per week cleaning and linen service.
Managing Agent: Castle Lodge Limited
Address: New Barn, Old Crawley Road, West Sussex, RH12 4RY
Telephone: 01353 440430
Castle Lodge Management