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Terms & Conditions of Hire

These Terms and Conditions of Hire are a contract between the Supplier of the accommodation and you the person making the booking and all adult members of your party who will be staying in any of the Supplier’s apartments. Your booking is with the Supplier and by making a booking or staying in one of the Supplier’s apartments you agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd act for the Supplier in facilitating a booking either through our website, by email, by telephone or in person with Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd. Your contract for the booking will be between you and the Supplier in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The Identity and details of the Supplier will be confirmed in the booking confirmation e-mail provided by Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd.

 

1. Scope

1.1 Your stay is not intended to confer exclusive possession on either the client or guest nor to create the relationship of landlord and tenant between the Supplier and either the client or any guest. This is a short term letting and you will not be entitled to any rights under any statutory provision including, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, 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 (Scotland) Act 1988, Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, Housing (Scotland) Act 2014, and/or Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016, including in each case any amendment or re-enactment of any such statute for the time being in force.

1.2        Rates may be subject to change without notice, unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.

1.3        VAT is charged as appropriate.

 

2. Agreement for Occupation

2.1        The Supplier permits you to occupy the property for the agreed hire period only and subject to these Terms and Conditions of Hire, such occupation being by you personally and by 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        Bookings may only be made by a person of 18 years or over and there must be at least one
person aged 18 years or above staying in the 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 4pm (except if it is stated differently) on the start day of your booking and, unless otherwise agreed, you must leave by 11am 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.

2.6        If the number of people permitted to occupy an apartment is exceeded (which would be in breach of Health and Safety Regulations) we reserve the right to move excess occupants and charge for additional apartments or require the excess occupants to vacate the property.

 

3. Paying for your Accommodation

3.1        The following terms apply to payment: –

3.1.1     To secure your booking payment in full must be received by us in cleared funds at least 14 days before your arrival date. We draw your attention to clause 5.2 below concerning pre-authorisations which apply as from your booking.

3.1.2     Should payment of the full amount not reach us at least 14 days before your arrival date we reserve the right to cancel any bookings made and any deposit paid will be forfeited.

3.1.3     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 Royal Bank of Scotland’s 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 judgment.

3.1.4     We expect the apartment to be left in a reasonable state on departure, including rubbish being placed in rubbish bins, and soiled dishes being placed in the dishwasher or the sink. If, at our discretion, additional cleaning is required on departure, the cost of this cleaning will be charged as an Additional Charge.

3.1.5     UK legislation provides that smoking is not permitted in serviced apartments. Smokers must vacate the building should they wish to smoke.

3.1.6     Where there is evidence of guests smoking within the apartment, we reserve the right to administer an additional charge of £250.00 and recover without limitation any further and additional costs for specialist cleaning and/or for damage caused to the apartment due to smoking.

3.1.7     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.

3.1.8     No daily housekeeping service is provided – While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. However, it is available for an Additional Charge. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property.

3.1.9     Falsified Bookings – Any booking obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in.

3.1.10   Pets are not permitted in the accommodation units.

 

4. Loss and Damage; Security Deposit

4.1        Please ensure that you inspect the Apartment on check-in.  Unless we receive notification otherwise within three hours of check-in we will be entitled to assume that you have fully accepted that the condition of the Apartment 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 Apartment and its contents will pass to you on check-in and remain with you until the Apartment 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 Apartment 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.

 

5. 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 (including charges for damage) are payable, you hereby authorise us to take them from the debit or credit card used to make the Booking, up to the pre-authorised amount which is detailed on the Booking and can be between £100 to £500.  Our hold on your debit/credit card will under normal circumstances be released 5 days afterthe date of your departure.  Where Additional Charges exceed the pre-authorised amount you will be invoiced for the excess.  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.

 

6. 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.

 

7. 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) 14 days in advance of your date of arrival, no cancellation fee will be charged and your deposit 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        If cancelled within 14 days of your arrival date, or in the case of a no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged.

7.4        No refunds will be made for non-arrivals.

 

8. Our liability forDeath, 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, such property unless caused by negligence on our part.

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 apartment 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 apartment, 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        Neither the Supplier nor the Managing Agentshall bear 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 the total liability to you is limited to the total cost of your reservation.

8.8        All descriptions and photographs of the Apartment are for illustration only and we do not warrant that they are accurate or complete, although we do take 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.

 

9. Access (Apartments with Keyless Access)

9.1        Unless otherwise agreed, The Managing Agentwill issue to the client or guest a unique6DigitPINcodetogain access to the property. This access code will be valid until 11.00am on the morning of your check-out/departure after which time the 6 Digit PIN code will no longer allow access back into the property

9.2        If, between the hours of 8pm and 8am the guest locks him or herself out of the property by forgetting their access PIN code and requires the Managing Agent’s assistance to re-enter the property, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee as an Additional charge.

9.3        The Managing Agent will retain rights of access to the property and will access the property to provide the services set out in the agreement and any necessary maintenance and also to inspect the property and carry out repairs to the structure, roof, exterior or any services, appliances or equipment therein. We reserve the right to enter the property at any reasonable time during your stay for essential maintenance or if we suspect damage have been caused or in case of any emergency. We will make reasonable efforts to contact you before entering the property.

 

10. Keys (Apartments with Keyed Access)

10.1      Unless otherwise agreed, the Managing Agent will issue to the client or guest one set of keys to the property. If at any time the client or guest loses the keys, they must notify us as soon as possible and we will instruct a locksmith to change the lock/key(s) and charge the client or guest.

10.2      If the guest locks him or herself out of the property and requires the Managing Agent’s assistance to re-enter the property, we reserve the right to charge an administration fee, as an Additional Charge.

10.3      The Managing Agent will retain keys to the property and will access the property to provide the services set out in this agreement and any necessary maintenance and also to inspect the property and carry out repairs to the structure, roof, exterior or any services, appliances or equipment therein. The Managing Agent reserves the right to enter the property at any reasonable time during your stay for essential maintenance or if we suspect damage has been caused or in case of any emergency. Reasonable efforts to contact you will be made before entering the property.

10.4      On check-out, keys must be left in the keybox (or the same place as the guest collected them from) and the accommodation must be left locked.  Loss of keys will incur an Additional Charge.

10.5      You shall ensure that the Apartment is locked whenever you are not in it.  You shall guard the keys against loss or theft at all times.

 

11. Wireless Broadband Internet and Hardware

Wireless Broadband Internet is usually available at the Supplier’s apartments, however, the Supplier and/or the Managing Agent will not be liable for any 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. The Supplier and/or the Managing Agent will 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.

 

12. 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.

 

13. Client’s Obligations

13.1 The client will guarantee the following, all being conditions of the contract between us, breach of which would entitle us to cancel the remainder of the booking: –

13.1.1 Guests will not keep any animals, insects, birds or reptiles in the property, without our permission (given in accordance with Condition 3.1.10).

13.1.2 When guests with small children occupy the property, the guest undertakes to provide all suitable childproofing safety equipment.

13.1.3 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.

13.1.4 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.

13.1.5 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 (as an Additional Charge) 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.

13.1.6 Guests will use the Property for private residential purposes only and not for any business use.

13.1.7 Guests will not make any alterations to the property,or attempt to make any repairs.

13.1.8 Guests will allow us or our authorised representatives permission at all reasonable times to enter the Apartment to inspect its condition or carry out maintenance.

13.1.9 The client will not assign, underlet, sub-license, charge or part with possession of the whole or any part of the property, take in lodgers or share occupation of the property with any person in any way.

13.1.10 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.

13.1.11 Guests will not hang on the outside of the property any flower pot or similar object or any clothes or other articles.

13.1.12 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)

13.1.13 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 apartment or during bad weather.

13.1.14 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.

13.1.15 Guests will not change any lock to the property or have any duplicate keys made.

13.1.16 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.

13.1.17 Guests will notify us of any damage to the property or its contents as soon as is practicably possible.

13.1.17 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.

13.1.18 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.

13.1.19 Guests will not leave or store any valuable personal possessions anywhere in the property where they can be easily viewed by third parties.

13.1.20 Guests will not play ball games inside or within the grounds of the apartment.

13.1.21 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.

13.1.22 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.

13.1.23 Guests will not install any portable cooking appliances, camping stoves or similar items in the apartment.

13.1.24 Guests will not behave in an abusive or threatening manner toward our staff.

13.2 You indemnify the Supplier and the Managing Agent and will maintain that indemnity 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 fault) in connection with this Agreement or in connection with any use or misuse of the Apartment, except for personal injury or death caused by our act or omission.

 

14. Termination of this Agreement

14.1 This agreement may be ended by us with immediate effect if: –

14.1.1 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

14.1.2  The client becomes bankrupt, has an administration order made against him or her or has a judgment enforced or entered against him or her.

14.2 We may also terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason on giving the client reasonable written notice.

14.3 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.

 

15. Health and Safety

15.1 We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Failure to comply with this condition 15 may be considered as a breach of contract and the guest being asked to leave.

15.2 Guests should keep the apartment free of hazardous objects and substances at all times and not leave it in a condition that would make it unsafe for our housekeepers, staff, visitors or Guests themselves to use.

 

16. Privacy Policy& Payment Card Security

16.1 Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd processes information about you that you provide when making a reservation in accordance with our privacy policy. By providing this information you consent (on your behalf and on behalf of each member of your group) to such processing and you warrant that all information provided by you is accurate.

16.2  Suppliers are required by law to maintain a register of all guests’ names and nationality (to be taken on arrival) and to keep such details on file for at least 12 months from the date of arrival. In addition, for guests who are not of British, Irish or Commonwealth nationalities Suppliers are required to take details of your passport or other travel documentation and the address of your next destination.

16.3 Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. We will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described in our Privacy Policy Statement, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law, in compliance with, and as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679). Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur when booking with us.  Our Full Privacy Policy statement can be viewed by clicking on the link above or by visiting our website https://www.platinumpillows.co.uk

16.4 We use a secure third party service provider to process card payments (www.stripe.com/gb). This service isPCI-DSS compliant and allows us to make charges to your credit and debit card in accordance with these terms. We do not make or store any copy of your card details in our own systems or elsewhere. You can read the privacy policy of the third party service provider here:www.stripe.com/gb/privacy

 

17. Complaints

17.1 All complaints should be notified as soon as possible to the Managing Agent (contact details below) and we will do our best to resolve them in a timely manner.

17.2 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.

17.3 You can also complain to the booking agent you used for your apartment reservation.

Law If the Property is in England or Wales or any other country (save for Scotland), 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.

 

18. Severance

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.

 

19. Interpretation

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 Platinum Pillows Management Services Limited offering serviced apartments on behalf of the property Suppliers.Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd is a limited registered in England & Wales, Company No. 11306230; Registered Office: 40 Broadway Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 0AA; Correspondence Address: 81 Brands Hill Avenue, High Wycombe, HP13 5PY

(“you”, “your”, “client”, “guest”) refers to the person or organisation making the booking through Platinum Pillows Management Services Ltd. The Client arranging the accommodation could also be the Guest. Guest is  any adult person authorised by the Managing Agent to reside at the Property and could also be the Client.

“Supplier” means the organisation, individual, partnership or company which supplies the accommodation

“Apartment or property” is an accommodation managed by Platinum Pillows Management Services Limited on behalf of the Supplier.

“Booking” means an offer from you to us to hire one of The Suppliers apartments 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 apartment and any other items which we agree to provide;

“Inclusive Services” means provision of Towels and Linen, complimentary Welcome Pack, use of Electricity, Gas, Water, Sewerage, Council Tax, TV Licence.

The term “Serviced Apartment” means the following: – A fully furnished and equipped apartment, accessed by corridors, stairwells and any common part of the building, inclusive of Gas, Electricity, Water, Drainage and Sewerage, Council Tax, TV Licence,Housekeeping, Towel and Linen service.

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