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Lease Agreement

Chautauqua County Rental Properties

Tenant is responsible for the cost of all damages or missing items resulting from tenant or tenant's guest actions. Tenants are required to remit a $450 security deposit to Team VP against which all sums necessary for damage, theft, or breakage may be charged. An additional security deposit amount may be required during holidays and special events. The deposit will be reduced to pay for damages, extraordinary cleaning that might be necessary and laundry service beyond normal usage. Unblocked long distance telephone charges that appear on the Owner's telephone bill will be deducted in addition to a $10 service charge.

PETS ARE ONLY ALLOWED AT SPECIFIC "PET FRIENDLY" PROPERTIES. Violation will result in eviction without a refund, loss of security deposit plus an additional $300.00 cleaning fee.

PLEASE ADHERE TO NON-SMOKING POLICIES! SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED INSIDE ANY CONDOMINIUM, APARTMENT, COTTAGE OR HOME. CERTAIN PORCHES ARE ALSO RESTRICTED.

Tenant agrees to take all reasonable steps to see that members of his/her family and other occupants adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Homeowner, the Condominium Associations, Chautauqua Institution, Lake Area or Edgewater Rental . Tenant acknowledges that they must pay a gate fee and parking fee to Chautauqua Institution to gain access to the Chautauqua grounds and to park during the Summer session.

If Tenant or Tenant's guest violates any of the conditions or arrangements in this contract, VPR may terminate this contract and enter the premises at will or by statutory proceedings if necessary. Costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, associated with tenants breach of this agreement and the retaking of possession will be paid by the tenant.

Keys are to be picked up and returned to the Vacation Properties Realty, Inc. office, Route 394, 1 mile South of Chautauqua Institution. Lost keys or keys not returned to the office will result in a $20.00 charge per key. Lockouts are a $25.00 service charge. VPR is not responsible for items left at rental properties upon departure. Any item reported lost, then found, will be returned and charged a $10 service fee plus postage.

Rental occupancy is not to exceed the accommodation limit for that unit. Exceeding the accommodation limit can result in additional charges, loss of security deposit and you may be asked to leave the premises without refund. Special permission from the Agent is required if Tenant wishes to entertain more than 2x the occupancy limit.

We cannot guarantee appliances, heating and air conditioning, etc. and no refund or rate adjustment will be made for mechanical failure. We make every effort to keep everything in good working order. In case of breakdown, we will use our best efforts to resolve the matter as soon as possible. Tenant shall report all needed repairs or damage to VPR immediately. VPR will arrange all repairs. VPR and Owner reserve the right to enter the premises for repairs and inspections.

Departure procedure: Refer to check-out procedures given at check-in. Tenant agrees to surrender possession at the end of the lease term and remove all his/her possessions.

The tenant fully understands that Vacation Properties is a rental agency engaging in the rental of privately owned property of others. VPR represents the property Owner. VPR reserves the right to refuse service to anyone this Agency feels will not be responsible for the property they are renting. VPR and the property Owner are not responsible for the loss or theft of any personal items or liable for any accident or injury of any nature. VPR reserves the right to move any reservation that might come about due to unforeseen circumstance (sold, out of rental system, Owners' use, act of God, etc.) Under no circumstance does the obligation of VPR exceed that of refunding the tenant's reservation deposit. VPR may provide Tenant with substitute comparable accommodations for the same period without liability for the breach of contract. There is no refund for early departures.

The rental property may not be sublet or this Agreement assigned without the written consent of the Agent.

Tenant certifies by signing the front of this document that he/she has read carefully the limitations on the rental by Owner and VPR as set forth in this agreement and agrees to abide by such limitations.

This lease may be executed in counter parts, each of which shall be deemed an original. This agreement will be governed by the laws of New York State. In the event any action is brought pursuant to this agreement, the parties agree that such action shall be prosecuted exclusively in the courts of the State of New York and in Chautauqua County. Any claim by Tenant that arises out of this lease shall be barred unless tenant commences an action or interposes a defense within 6 months after the date of the inaction, omission, event or action that gave rise to such claim, demand, right, or defense.

Ellicottville & Cattaraugus County Rental Properties

Cancellation Policy: Tenants are responsible for all the nights reserved regardless of actual arrival or departure dates.  A $75.00 fee plus any non-refundable components will be charged if you cancel your reservation in writing, providing the property is re-rented for the same period for the same rental amount.  If the property is not re-rented, the entire rent will be forfeited.  Partial re-books will be pro-rated.  No cancellations due to undesirable weather conditions except from 12/1 - 12/21 and 3/15 until Holiday Valley closes for the ski season; then if 3 lifts or less are operating at Holiday Valley, tenant may cancel with a full refund less a $50.00 fee and any non-refundable components, pro-rated daily.

Peace of Mind Protection (POM) - the cost for Peace of Mind Plan is included in your total rent cost.  Peace of Mind covers most ACCIDENTAL damage to the premises up to $3000.00.  For a full description of the plan, please refer to the Description of Coverage for detailed terms and conditions.  If you do not receive a copy of the Description of Coverage upon purchase, contact Team VP.  You have the option of purchasing the Peace of Mind Protections Plan (POM) for the amount of $30.00 (2 - 4 day stay) or $45.00 (5 - 30 day stay).  Purchasing the POM covers theft or damage to the unit as a result of your inadvertent acts or omissions; the plan does not cover negligent or willful and wanton acts.  Purchasing the POM Plan in lieu of a Security Deposit does NOT negate your responsibilities as a Tenant.  You must notify Team VP of any damage or theft to the unit during your occupancy, or this plan is void.  Team VP receives compensation for selling the POM Plan.  If you decide not to purchase the POM Plan, a security deposit in the amount of $200.00 minimum will be added to your final balance.  You will be required to pay for this security deposit by cash or check prior to your arrival.  Should you wish to decline this insurance protection, please strike through the charge on the front of this lease and place your initials next to it.  An additional security deposit amount may be required during holidays or special events.

Tenant is responsible for the cost of all damages or missing items resulting from tenant or tenant's guest actions which include: damages, extraordinary cleaning that might be necessary and laundry service beyond normal usage.  Unblocked long distance telephone charges that appear on the Owner's telephone bill will be charged to your account in addition to a $10.00 service charge.  All trash must be emptied, bagged, tied and disposed of in the dumpster or as instructed.  $5.00 per bag for all garbage left.

For Sale - If this rental property is listed for sale prior to or after the signing of the lease agreement, the tenant shall allow the property to be shown by a licensed Real Estate Agent provided an appointment is made prior to the showing.

No pets are permitted in any Team VP rental property at any time, for any reason.  Violation will result in eviction without a refund, loss of security deposit plus an additional $300.00 cleaning fee.  Please adhere to non-smoking policies!  Smoking is not permitted inside any townhouse, apartment, private chalet or home.  Certain porches are also restricted.

No large groups or reunion type parties are allowed at any property without the signed written consent of the Owner and Team VP.  Tenant agrees to take all responsible steps to see that members of his/her family and other occupants adhere to the rules and regulations set forth by the Homeowner or the Condominium Associations.  No portable hot tubs, snowmobiles or recreational vehicles are allowed at any property.  If Tenant or Tenant's guest violates any of the conditions or arrangements in this contract, Team VP may terminate this contract and enter the premises at will or by statutory proceedings if necessary.  Costs, including reasonable attorney fees, associated with Tenants breach of this agreement and the retaking of possession will be paid by the tenant.

Keys are to be picked up and returned to the Team VP office, 12 Washington Street, Ellicottville, NY.  If you will be arriving after office hours, please call in advance for instructions.  We are not a hotel.  If you are running late please call for instructions.  Lost keys or keys not returned to the office will result in a $20.00 charge per key.  Lockouts are a $35.00 service charge.  Team VP is not responsible for items left at rental properties upon departure.  Any item reported lost, then found, will be returned and charged a $20.00 service fee plus postage.

Rental occupancy is not to exceed the accommodation limit for that unit.  Exceeding the accommodation limit can result in additional charges, loss of security deposit and you may be asked to leave the premises without refund.  Special permission from the Agent is required if Tenant wishes to entertain more than 2x the occupancy limit.  Parking restrictions/number of vehicles, etc. may apply to some properties.

We cannot guarantee appliances, heating and air conditioning, etc. and no refund or rate adjustment will be made for mechanical failure.  We make every effort to keep everything in good working order.  In case of breakdown, we will use our best efforts to resolve the matter as soon as possible.  Tenant shall report all needed repairs or damage immediately.  Team VP will arrange all repairs.  Team VP and Owner reserve the right to enter the premises for repairs and inspections.

Departure procedure: Refer to check-out procedures given at check-in.  Tenant agrees to surrender possession at the end of the lease term and remove all his/her possessions.  Late check outs can be arranged for an additional fee.  Prior arrangements must be made and are subject to availability.  There is no refund for early departures.

The tenant fully understands that Team VP is a rental agency engaging in the rental of privately owned property of others.  Team VP represents to property Owner.  Team VP reserves the right to refuse service to anyone this Agency feels will not be responsible for the property they are renting.  Team VP and the property Owner are not responsible for the loss or theft of any personal items or liable for any accident or injury of any nature.  Team VP reserves the right to move any reservation that might come about due to unforeseen circumstance (sold, out of rental system, Owner's use, act of God, etc.).  Under no circumstance does the obligation of Team VP exceed that of refunding the tenant's breach of contract.  The rental property may not be sublet or this Agreement assigned without the written consent of the Agent.  Tenant certifies by signing the front of this document that he/she has read carefully the limitations on the rental by Owner and Vacation Properties as set forth in this agreement and agrees to abide by such limitations.  This lease may be executed in counter parts, each of which shall be deemed original.  This agreement will be governed by the laws of New York State.  In the event any action is brought pursuant to this agreement, the parties agree that such action shall be prosecuted exclusively in the courts of the State of New York and Cattaraugus County.  Any claim by Tenant that arises out of this lease shall be barred unless tenant commences an action or interposes a defense within 6 months after the date of the inaction, omission, event or action that gave rise to such claim, demand, right or defense.