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Rental Policy

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please review the terms and conditions relating to this reservation. Renter must be at least 25 years old to reserve and check-in. Leighton Realty, LLC reserves the right to request proof of identification.

Payments
Reservations before April 25th:
50% of the rental fee plus a $170 non-refundable administration fee. The balance is due May 1st.

Reservations after April 25th:
Full rental fee plus a $170 non-refundable administration fee.

Check-In
Location Leighton Realty, LLC has multiple offices and will send an email to the Renter 3 weeks before check-in date with directions to the specific office location along with further arrival information.
Check-In Renter must sign for keys in person at check-in. The rental property will be ready for occupancy after 3:00 PM on the arrival date. Renter is allowed to pick up the key early; however Renter will be required to sign a legal document stating that they will not be allowed access until 3:00 PM. This will allow Renter to enjoy their first day on the Cape without the waiting time for the key. If Renter will be arriving after 5:00 PM please contact Leighton Realty, LLC for late pick up instructions.

Checkout
Check-out is 10:00am on the date of departure. No exceptions!

Renter and Renter’s entire party must vacate the rental property and return the keys to the office not later than 10:00am. Failure to check out on time could result in a $50 late fee. For lost keys, a $25 fee will be applied. Those fees will be charged to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file. All Rental Properties are cleaned and inspected upon your departure.

Accidental Damage Protection (Not Applicable if Rental Property requires a Security Deposit)
Accidental damage protection is included for all reservations (unless rental property requires a Security Deposit) for unintentional damage, subject to the following exclusions and limitations that occur to the premises during your rental period up to $1,000. The program will not pay a benefit for damage due to the following: a) intentional acts of the renter or anyone visiting other than the renter b) gross negligence, willful and wanton conduct by the renter c) animals, birds or pets d) smoking e) damage caused while under the influence of alcohol and drugs f) any cause, if the renter does not report the damage to Leighton Realty, LLC by the departure date g) if the number of persons occupying the rental property exceeds the occupancy limit.

Renter remains liable for any damage of real or personal property of the rental property, which is caused during the stay and which is not covered by or exceeds the Accidental Damage Protection.

Security Deposit
If rental property requires a security deposit, it is deposited in a non-interest bearing escrow account required by law. Provided there is no damage, additional cleaning or other violations against the Terms & Conditions, a reimbursement check will be mailed within 30 days from your departure date.

Renter remains liable for any damage of real or personal property of the rental property, which is caused during the stay and which exceeds the Security Deposit.

Travel Insurance provided by TRAVEL GUARD
Renter can purchase Travel Insurance with Leighton Realty (508-619-7658). For detailed info please visit www.travelguard.com/astp/.

Cancellations, Changes & Refunds
In the event of cancellation, a refund minus a service fee of 25% of the total rent rate will be made if and only if rental property is re-rented. The $170 administration fee is non-refundable. If rental property is not re-rented, cancellation will result in the forfeiture of the total rental amount paid. All notice of cancellation must be in writing. There is a $55 fee to change the reservation after the Renter has confirmed it. Should the owner of any rental property elect to remove their rental property from our rental program, the Renter shall not hold Leighton Realty, LLC liable. In such an instance, the Renter will be relocated to comparable accommodations determined by Leighton Realty, LLC. If comparable accommodations are not available, the Renter will receive a full refund. Leighton Realty, LLC is not responsible for events beyond their control, i.e. inclement weather, natural disasters, travel delays, maintenance issues, national security crisis, etc.

Accommodations
Our Rental Properties are privately owned and reflect the taste of each owner. Every effort has been made to ensure accurate and complete information on the website(s). However, Leighton Realty, LLC cannot be held responsible for typographical errors, omissions, price changes and changes made by owners in furnishings, equipment, bed arrangements, etc. Should Renter arrive for his/her vacation and find that the Rental Property is not what he/she anticipated, there will be no refund, nor can Renter be moved since each Rental Property is individually owned.

Rental Property Equipment
All Rental Properties are privately owned and equipped for basic vacation needs. Basic kitchen utensils are provided. Although each Rental Property will be completely equipped for rental purposes, Leighton Realty, LLC cannot accept responsibility for aesthetic conflicts. If telephones are provided, local calls are free. Renter should use a calling card or dial collect to place long distance calls. Telephone charges incurred during the Renter’s stay that exceed the basic local service will result in a charge to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file. Extra charges for cable TV (i.e. pay-per view) incurred by Renter will also result in a charge to Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file. Maintenance problems in the Rental Property will be handled in a timely and professional manner. The rental rate will not be adjusted due to any malfunction of equipment, which includes TV’s, VCR’s, DVD’s, AC units, hot water heaters, stoves, refrigerators, door locks, etc. Renter is not allowed to bring AC units into the Rental Property.

Towels
Towels are NOT provided for any rental property.

Bed Linens (Sheets & pillow cases)
ONLY provided if specifically mentioned in individual rental property description on website (LeightonRentals.com).

Internet/Utilities
If internet/cable/satellite TV/phone service is provided according to the property description, Renter needs to be aware that Leighton Realty, LLC/Owner cannot be responsible for issues beyond our control such as connectivity issues, power outages, service interruptions, etc. The same applies for other utilities such as electricity, water, gas, etc.

Cleaning
Renter agrees to maintain the cleanliness of the Rental Property (both inside and outside) during the occupancy and to leave the Rental Property in “broom swept” condition (neat and picked up) upon departure as specified on departure checklist that is issued upon check-in. If not left in proper condition, cleaning cost could be charged to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file. Cleaners are not required to clean grills, patio furniture, and other outdoor equipment on a weekly basis. It is the Renter’s responsibility to clean after use.

Trash Removal
Failure to follow trash removal instructions (provided at check-in) particular to the Rental Property could result in a charge to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file.

Lost and Found
Leighton Realty, LLC will not be responsible for any items left in rental property. We will make an attempt to locate items reported as left behind and if recovered, will return them for a fee of $25 plus the cost of shipping. Items that are found, but not claimed within 10 days will be discarded or donated to a local charity.

Maximum Occupancy
Renter agrees that no more persons than indicated in the occupancy limit will spend the night in the Rental Property at any time. This limit includes all children and any guests. This policy is strictly enforced. Renter agrees that noncompliance and/or misrepresentation of the occupancy limit is grounds for immediate termination of this agreement without refund of rental monies and that Renter and Renter’s party will be required to leave the Rental Property.

Gatherings
Our Rental Properties are located in residential areas and are rented for personal vacation use only. Parties and other large gatherings are not allowed. Violators face a charge of $150 per day to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file, forfeiture of their rental fees, and eviction.

Recreational Equipment and Vehicles
Campers, RV’s, boats, trailers, etc. are not allowed and may not be parked at any of our rental properties. Nor may Renters set up tents or campsites outside the rental property.

No Smoking
All Rental Properties are Non-Smoking! No exceptions. Non-compliance is grounds for immediate eviction without refund and a $300 fine, which will be charged to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file.

Open Flame
Any open flame (gas & charcoal grills) must be no closer than 20 feet from the Rental Property. Campfires and fireworks are not allowed on Rental Property.

Humidity and Allergies
Leighton Realty, LLC cannot guarantee that a specific humidity level, temperature, or hypoallergenic condition can be maintained within the property. Nor can Leighton Realty, LLC guarantee the absence of environmental allergens (including pet dander and smoke) in any of our rental properties. Those with allergies, asthma or other respiratory issues rent at their own risk. No refunds will be issued.

Common Areas
If applicable (i.e. common grounds of a condominium complex) Renter remains liable for any damage to common areas.

Pet Policy
Non Pet-Friendly properties: Non-compliance is grounds for immediate eviction without refund and a $300 fine, which will be charged to the Renter’s security deposit or payment info on file.
Pet-Friendly properties: Renter agrees to be fully responsible for any harm or damage caused by his/her pet(s) while residing in the rental property. It’s the Renter’s responsibility to remove any pet waste caused by his/her pet(s).

Renter understands that damage and unremoved pet waste caused by his/her pet(s) could be charged against the security deposit.

Additional Provisions
Leighton Realty, LLC may enter the Rental Property at any time in the event of emergency, but will use its best efforts to give 24-hour notice for normal maintenance or sales inspections.

Disclaimer
The renter agrees that Leighton Realty, LLC and the Rental Property owner shall not be liable to Renter, Renter’s guests, invitees or any other person for any injury, loss or damage to any person or property on or about the Rental Property. Renter shall hold Leighton Realty, LLC and the Rental Property owner harmless and indemnified from and against all loss or damage occasioned by use, misuses or abuse of any part of or fixture on the Rental Property, surrounding areas and from or against any omission, neglect, or default of the Renter, his/her guests or invitees. The Renter acknowledges that Leighton Realty, LLC acting solely in the capacity of Agent for the Rental Property owner, assumes no liability there under. This agreement may not be modified. This agreement may not be assigned or the property sublet. This agreement shall be deemed to be a contract made under the law of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and for all purposes shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of said Commonwealth.