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Monday, May 09, 2005

How Do I Create Terms & Conditions...?

Terms and Conditions for Villa Rentals in Cyprus are not something you have to do but rather something you should do.

The reason for this is simple, it helps both you and your guest understand who has responsibility for the what, when and how during a contractual booking of a property.

Terms and conditions are usually a part of any written contract between parties. Think about opening a bank account, or taking out a loan, or in fact booking a holiday through a tour operator.

If a dispute arises between the parties, you can refer to your terms and conditions of the booking, rather than relying on a verbal discussion, or perhaps something written casually in an email.

If you "have it in writing" life can be a lot easier all round.

Terms and conditions can be as long or short as you like, but here are a few suggestions about what you might include in your contract:

  • Payment Terms
  • Liability
  • Cancellation by villa owner
  • Cancellation by guest
  • Air Conditioning
  • Villa Check In and Check Out
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Extra Beds/Cots for children
  • Breakages deposit procedure
  • Cleanliness standards expected
  • Building Works Liability
  • What is included in the price (if necessary)
  • What is not included in the price (if necessary)
  • Smoking Policy
  • Transfers from Airport (if necessary)

There is no hard and fast rule about the contents. I have just had a trawl around the internet to see if there was suitable template to use, however, the easiest option might be take a look at other sites to see what points they encompass and take out the bits you need.

It is always wise to maybe run your document past your legal representation to make sure you are covered for all eventualities. The fee charged will be more than outweighed by your peace of mind. This is not an area to skimp on cost!

Good luck with your rentals.

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