San Miguel House Rentals - Sample Rental Contract
(Sample contract for online viewing only - actual booking is made by an electronic document that's sent directly to you)
RESIDENTIAL RENTAL LEASE CONTRACT
This contract is entered into on ___________________, by and between by and between San Miguel House Rentals as Agent for the Owner of the premises rented, and ___________________ as Renter.
The Owner, through the Agent, hereby agrees to lease the furnished real property described as ___________________, located at ___________________ in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.
This lease shall be for a term of ___________________ days, beginning ___________________ and ending ___________________.
This lease shall be in United States Dollars in the total amount of $___________________ for the specified length of stay above. This amount includes the addition of 6% for Mexican taxes and administration.
A NON REFUNDABLE 50% down payment of $___________________ United States Dollars should be forwarded to the Agent after completing this lease.
The Agent will not consider the lease binding until the 50% down payment has been received. The balance of the second 50% payment plus the refundable security deposit will be due 45 days prior to the first day of the lease term. The Renter shall also submit this balance-due payment to the Agent.
A separate deposit of $___________________ United States Dollars will be forwarded to the Agent with the final 50% amount, to be held by Agent as telephone/damage deposit. It is not considered as rent and will be returned to the renter upon compliance with the following conditions:
- no long distance phone calls charged to property,
- payment of all rent due,
- the premises left in a clean habitable condition,
- the return of all keys and
- removal of abandoned articles.
Deductions from the deposit shall be made for any damage done
to property (normal wear and tear excepted) including scratches, burns, stains,
holes in walls, as well as damage of personal property of Owner. Also there
will be a $25.00 United States Dollar charge for each key not returned.
After the above conditions have been satisfied and excluded by the Agent, the balance or full amount of the deposit will be returned to Renter. Your security/phone deposit will be held for at least 60 days following your departure or until the final TelMex bill arrives after your stay and all telephone charges have been cleared.
We proudly represent Non-Smoking homes.
Arrivals and check-ins are daily after 2 P.M. Check-outs and departures must be prior to 12 noon on the last day of the contract.
Check-ins and check-outs before or after these times can be negotiated for an additional fee, pending availability of the house. There is a fee of $50.00 United States Dollars for late night arrivals.
Stocking the house with food, beverages, fruits, vegetables etc. is also available at an additional cost.
Payments for this lease can be in United States Dollars or the Mexican Peso equivalent. Please contact the Agent for specific payment options.
Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of this electronic contract as well as the first 50% payment of the rental rate and taxes by the Agent. You can make payment by credit card online through PayPal, by wire transfer to our Mexican bank, or by mailing us a U.S. bank check in U.S. dollars.
IMPORTANT: The check needs to be made payable exactly like this:
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Renter accepts the premises in their present condition and agrees to take good care of said premises. This care includes not making any alterations, additions, repairs or improvements and/or any removal of the Owner's personal property from the premises without the approval of the Agent. The Renter also agrees to accept the liability of any negligence caused by a family member or guest of the Renter who would not live up to the above conditions of this rental contract. The Renter agrees to contact the Agent at once if an infraction of the lease occurs with regard to damage and pay to Agent immediately the cost of repairs or the solution to the problem incurred.
Renter will pay reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, if any, incurred by the Agent or Owner in enforcing this contract in court or otherwise to recover costs of damages.
HOMES WITH POOLS
Houses with swimming pools require gas heat. Because of the high expense for gas in Mexico, the cost of heating the pool is the responsibility of the Renter. We will be happy to have the heater turned on for you, however the cost will range between $250.00 and $400.00 United States Dollars per week depending on the size of the pool. Monies for the heating of the pool must be collected up front and cannot be taken from the deposit.
FIREPLACES IN HOMES
Homes with wood burning fireplaces do not come furnished with firewood. All firewood is at Renter's expense.
NOISES IN MEXICO
San Miguel House Rentals is not responsible for excessive noises near rental homes, such as church bells ringing, dogs barking, neighbourhood construction, city street work, roosters crowing, firecrackers or fiestas.
CONDITIONS OF RENT
Any complaints which the Renter may have concerning the premises shall be directed to the Agent. The Agent will attempt to take care of any concerns or emergencies. A complaint may be resolved immediately, or it may require some time to address the situation appropriately. Whichever the case, this does not alter the contract.
Renter shall use the premises solely for residential purposes. The premises shall not be occupied by more than ____________ persons. Parties or gatherings of more than twice the occupancy of the house require advance approval by the Agent, and certain extra charges apply. There will be a charge in the amount of $200 United States Dollars per day for each person staying overnight in the house beyond the occupancy limit specified without prior permission of the Agent.
All utilities are included, with the following exceptions: Local Telmex telephone service includes 25 local phone calls per week; small charges apply for calls beyond that limit. Calls made to local and foreign cell phones incur charges; the Renter is allowed to call the Agent's cell phone without charge, but charges for other cell phone calls are withheld out of the security deposit. Vonage phones offer a reasonable amount of free calls back to the U.S. and Canada, but charges do appear after 200 minutes of Vonage calls per month. Each house has either cable or satellite basic TV service with some U.S. channels, including one news channel. The Renter may add additional TV packages at the Renter's cost. Hot water heaters, gas fireplaces and gas wall heaters, clothes dryers, Jacuzzis and pools use propane gas for heating. The propane tank will be filled prior to the Renter's arrival and should be sufficient for at least one to two weeks of heating. Any refills of the propane tank are at the Renter's cost.
San Miguel House Rentals supports the San Miguel Green Initiative to conserve the use of water and energy in the high-desert landscape. Fresh bed linens are provided once a week, and towels are changed twice a week. The maid can do your personal laundry once a week. The Renter is requested to turn off all non-essential lights when in the house, and also when leaving the house. The Renter should use appliances and electronic devices within reason, so that the breakers are not overloaded. The gas fireplaces should be used to heat up a room, but not left to run for many hours. It is extremely important for the Renter's safety to turn the fireplaces off before leaving the house and before going to sleep at night.
Our general policy is that pets are not allowed, but in some special cases the Owner will allow small well-behaved pets for an ADDITIONAL SECURITY DEPOSIT of $250 United States Dollars. Any agreement regarding pets shall be negotiated and paid for prior to your arrival. 'Unannounced' pets will not be allowed into the premises.
Agent will have the right to show the premises to prospective clients ( future renters or potential buyers, if the house is for sale ) with 24 hour notice to Renter at Renter's convenience. The Agent has the right to inspect the premises at anytime if Agent has reasonable cause to believe the Renter or any other person is misusing or damaging the premises or furnishings therein.
This contract may be amended only by a written agreement executed by Agent and Renter. All discussions, understandings and agreements, whether written or verbal, between the parties, shall be governed and interpreted under the law of the Republic of Mexico. The jurisdiction to which the Renter and Agent submit themselves to in the Republic of Mexico is San Miguel de Allende, State of Guanajuato expressly waiving any other jurisdiction that may correspond to them due to their present or future domiciles or due to any other cause.
If for any reason the Owner cannot deliver the property for the specified time, the Agent will try to find a comparable property to the satisfaction of the Renter. If the Renter cannot be satisfied, the Agent will refund all money collected to that point.
Agent or Owner will assume no personal liability with respect to Renter, Family of Renter or Visitor except in the case of Agent's willful deception of Renter regarding the premises or gross negligence in performing the duties as Agent. In no event shall the Agent or Owner be liable to Renter for any consequential or indirect damages, injury, or for pain or suffering incurred by Renter in connection with this contract to lease the specified premises. The use of stairways, balconies, rooftops and pools as well as gas and electric appliances are at the Renter, Family of Renter or Visitors' own risk.
If children are included in the rental party, the Renters are responsible for the behavior and actions of their children and any of the children's friends or guests. Renters must agree personally to supervise any children on the rental property, especially in homes with pools. It should be understood that the household staff is present to perform cleaning and cooking duties; they are not authorized to serve as babysitters. Renters are responsible for procuring their own babysitting services.
By affixing his/her name to this contract, and completing the following form and clicking on the 'Confirm Contract' button below, it is understood that the Renter has read and agreed to all the above terms and conditions.
Signature of Renter __________________________________
San Miguel House Rentals
Beautiful Luxurious Homes For Rent
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone: 011 52 415 120-0787
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