DRY GULCH COSSIO VACATION HOME | SENECA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Owners: Larry and Marcela Cossio, PO Box 1304 Fountain Inn, SC 29644

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Rental Period

This lease shall commence at on the day of , 2017(the “Check-In Time”) and shall terminate at 11a.m. on the day of , 2017(the “Check-Out Time”), unless terminated at an earlier date in accordance with the provisions of the lease dealing with default.

NO ARRIVALS ARE ALLOWED ON THANKSGIVING DAY, CHRISTMAS DAY, EASTER AND OTHER MAJOR HOLIDAYS UNLESS ARRANGED PREVIOUSLY.

Rent

The Tenant shall pay the Owner total rent in the sum of $ which includes all utilities, plus a security deposit of $400, which will be refunded providing no damage is done to the Rental Property or its contents, and the Rental Property is cleaned to returned checks.

Security deposit paid on signing of this agreement
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State Accommodation Tax - 3%
TOTAL RENT, CLEANING AND SECURITY DEPOSIT
Balance Due at least 30 days prior to occupancy (After Receipt of Deposit) (Deposit of is due 30 days before check in. Confirmation of the reservation will be mailed, faxed or emailed to Tenant upon receipt of the initial reservation deposit. It is Tenant's responsibility to review the confirmation for accuracy of dates, mailing address, number of adults and/or children and accommodations, and to notify Owner of any errors within 10 day The remaining balance of was received on . If Balance is not received on the date due the deposit is forfeited and you lose the reservation.

Security Deposit

The security deposit will be held in a non-interested bearing account. It is the obligation of the Tenant to surrender the Rental Property in good condition by the time specified, except for reasonable wear and tear. Tenant shall pay for any damage to the Rental Property caused during his/her possession, or for any cleaning required by Tenant’s failure to leave the Rental Property in good clean condition.

The security deposit will be returned by regular mail to Tenant within 15 days following Tenant’s vacating the Rental Property, minus the cost to repair or replace any damage or loss to the Rental Property or the contents thereof, and any other charges and expenses for which Tenant is responsible pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. The Owner may retain the deposit for violation of the Terms and Conditions of the Rentals Agreement.

Description of Rental Property

The Rental Property consists of a house located at 150 Dry Gulch Trail, City of Seneca, County of Oconee , State of South Carolina, 29678. The Rental Property is comprised of the following rooms: Living Room, 4 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 enclosed patio. This includes 1 King, 2 Queens and 1 set of Bunk Beds, and 2 futon folding cushions.

Linens are provided as well as sufficient towels for your use. A full supply of linen is provided. Bed Linen and bath towels will not be changed during the Rental Period. Laundry facilities are provided, and it is up to the Tenant and other registered occupants to wash the linen and towels during the Rental Period. Owner will attempt to provide a sufficient supply of bath soap, toilet tissue and trash bags, based on the number of registered occupants, however; there is no guarantee that the supply of any of these items will be enough to last to the end of the Rental Period. Any additional items must be provided by Tenant at Tenant’s sole expense. Landlord will wash the linen and towels after the stay.

The Rental Property is fully furnished and equipped with air-conditioning, washer & dryer, basic cable television, microwave oven, and all kitchen appliances, dishes & utensils. Certain areas in the Rental Property are locked for the Owner’s personal storage and are not included in this lease. These storage areas have been clearly marked with signs denoting them as private, and are strictly off-limits.

Cancellation

Tenant’s deposit will be refunded, less a $250 cancellation fee, if Tenant cancels in writing at least ninety (90) days prior to the Check-In-Date. If Tenant cancels less than 90 days prior to the Check-In-Date, and if the Owner is not able to re-rent the Rental Property for the full rental rate, the deposit, will not be refunded, but if the Owner is able to re-rent the Rental Property for the full rental rate, Tenant’s deposit will be refunded, less the $250 cancellation fee.

Terms & Conditions

It is understood and agreed between all parties that the Tenant and permitted occupants of the Rental Property will abide by the following terms and conditions, and that any breach thereof will, at the Owner’s option, give the Owner the right to declare this Rental Agreement null and void, and said term ended, and the Owner shall have the right to re-enter the Rental Property and remove or have removed all persons there from, and in such event, Tenant agrees to forfeit all payments made on account of this Rental Agreement and all remedies and rights they may posses hereunder:

(a) Guests: No other persons shall occupy the Rental Property at any time, except those registered in this Rental Agreement. Occupancy of the Rental Property is limited to 10 persons. Absolutely no overnight visitors are allowed. Violation of occupancy limits can and will result in all occupants being removed from the Rental Property, and forfeiture of Tenant’s rent and security deposit

(b) Noise: The Tenant shall not make or permit any excessive, disturbing or annoying noise in or on the grounds of the Rental Property by himself, his family, agents, servants or visitors, nor permit such persons to do anything that will interfere with the rights, comforts, or conveniences of neighbors or other persons in the surrounding area.

(c) Consumption of Alcohol: There shall be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in or on the grounds of the Rental Property by any minor under twenty-one (21) years of age, and there shall be no congregation or drinking on the street or adjoining areas surrounding the Rental Property.

(d) Smoking: There shall be NO SMOKING IN THE RENTAL PROPERTY. Smoking is not allowed in the house or screened porch. If you must smoke, you may smoke on the driveway or under the carport. This is a high fire area and smoking outside these areas is prohibited. Ashes and cigarette butts to be disposed of safely.

(e) Illegal Drugs: There shall be no use of any illegal drugs by any Tenants, occupants or visitors in or on the grounds of the Rental Property.

(f) Pets: NO PETS of any sort are allowed in the Rental Property or on the premises at any time, including those belonging to visiting guest. Violation of this tern will result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all Rent and Tenant’s security deposit. Special permission for pets can be arranged to be kept in the dog pen outside only.

(g) Complaints: Any complaints to the Sheriffs Department concerning the behavior of the Tenant, Tenant’s family, other occupants, guest or visitors while occupying the Rental Property shall, at the Owner’s sole option, result in immediate termination of this Rental Agreement.

(h) Rights of Access: Owner or the Owner’s agent shall have the right but not the obligation to enter into the Rental Property and upon the premises, at all reasonable hours, to investigate disturbances, check occupancy, check for damage, to make such repairs, alterations or improvements thereto as Owner may deem appropriate, but the Owner agrees not to exercise this right in such a way as to unreasonably interfere with the quiet enjoyment of the Tenant.

(i) Trash: It is the Tenant’s responsibility to ensure that the trash put into trash bags and secured in the trash cans on the premises. Raccoons are in the area and will get into any trash bag that is left out. There will be a deduction of $100 if any trash is left on the property.

(j) Parking: The property can reasonably accommodate four (5) automobiles in the driveway and parking pad in front of the property. Tenant is responsible for ensuring that all occupants and guest park their vehicles in such areas and in such a manner as to comply with municipal by laws and to avoid causing a hazard or impediment to passing traffic or pedestrians.

(k) Telephone Charges: Tenant is responsible for payment of all long distance charges made from the telephone(s) on the Rental Property during the Rental Period. Local calls are free; however toll calls require a calling card. Long distance calling has been blocked on the property.

(l) Pay Per View / programming Charges: The Tenant is liable for ordering any pay per view or other programming charge plus and additional $15.00 charge per program or event, the cost of which will be deducted from the security deposit.

(m) Lock-Out Policy: In the event the Tenant and/or other registered occupants are locked out of the premises, the Tenant must contact the Owner or caretaker for a replacement Key. If the lock-out occurs outside of regular business hours, the Owner can be reached at (864) 915-5527. A charge of $75.00 must be paid by the Tenant for obtaining the key after business hours. If a locksmith is required, the Tenant will be responsible for payment of the locksmith’s invoice.

(n) Damage to Rental Property and Contents: The Tenant and all registered occupants of the Rental Property shall be liable for all damages caused during their occupancy. Cost of repairs and/or replacement shall be deductible from the security deposit and additional cost shall include attorney’s fees and cost, if incurred in the collection.

(o) Tenant’s Personal Property: The Tenant will remove all personal property belonging to the Tenant or other occupants at the end of the Rental Period. Any property that is left on the premises becomes the property of the Owner and may be thrown out. Any expenses incurred for removal of Tenant’s property will be deducted from the security deposit.

(p) Indemnification: Tenant agree to indemnify and save harmless the Owner from any liabilities, damages, cost or expenses whatsoever arising from or related to any claim or litigation which may arise out of or in connection with Tenant’s use and occupancy of the Rental Property including but not limited to any claim or liability form personal injury or damage or theft of property which is made, incurred or sustained by Tenant. The term “Owner” as used in this Agreement shall include Owner’s heirs, successors in interest, assigns, employees, managers, and representatives where the context requires or permits. The terms “Tenant,” “You,” and “Your” as used in this Agreement shall include Tenant’s heirs, successors, assigns, guest, invitees, representatives and other persons on the Rental Property during Tenant’s occupancy (without regard to whether such persons have authority under this agreement to be upon the Rental Property), where the context requires or permits.

Breach of Agreement

If Tenant violates any of the conditions of this Rental Agreement, Tenant agrees that the Owner may terminate this Agreement and enter the Rental Property. Upon notice of termination of the Agreement, the Tenant shall immediately vacate the Rental Property without being entitled to any refund and shall waive any rights that may be applicable under the south Carolina Landlord-Tenant Act.

Registered Occupants

All occupants of the Rental Property must be listed in this Rental Agreement and each adult occupant shall be equally responsible for observing the Terms and Conditions specified in this Rental Agreement. Each adult occupant will be jointly and severally financially responsible for damage done to the Rental Property beyond normal wear and tear. The Tenant represents to the Owner that either (i) at least one occupant of the Rental Property during the entire Rental Period is an individual who is at least twenty-five (25) years old, or (ii) there is a married couple who will be occupants of the Rental Property during the entire Rental Period, one of whom is at least twenty-one (21) years of age. By signing this Rental Agreement, the Tenant represents to the Owner that the Tenant will be an occupant of the Rental Property during the entire Rental Period and that he/she meets t he aforementioned age requirements.

 

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Acts of God

Owner shall not be liable for events beyond Owner’s control which may interfere with Tenant’s occupancy of the Rental Property, including but not limited to acts of God, acts of governmental agencies, fire, strikes, war, inclement weather or noise from nearby construction sites.

Assignment, Subletting, Amendments

This Agreement can only be changed by an agreement in writing by both the Tenant and the Owner. The Tenant may not assign this Rental Agreement or sublet the Rental Property under any circumstances.

Entire Agreement:

This document, including any attachments incorporated by reference herein, constitutes the entire and sole agreement between Owner and Tenant with respect to the subject matter hereof, and correctly sets forth the obligations of Owner and Tenant to each other as of the date hereof. Any agreements or representations by Owner to Tenant with respect to the subject matter of this agreement not expressly set forth herein are null and void.

Attorney's Fees

In the event that it is necessary to retain an attorney to enforce the terms of this lease, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees and court cost required to do so. All legal proceedings must take place in Oconee County, South Carolina.