General Terms and Conditions

General Conditions of Agreement
1. Conclusion of agreement, conditions of payment

The agreement between the lessee and the lessor shall be concluded when the 100% advance payment is received by the lessor immediately the confirmation is received. If the advance payment fails to reach the lessor by the agreed date, the latter may lease the property to other parties without further notification, and without incurring any obligation to pay compensation.

2. Additional costs

The additional costs (such as electricity, gas, heating, etc.) are included in the rental price unless they are explicitly stated in the agreement. Additional costs which are not included in the rental price shall be billed at the end of the lease and must be paid before departure. Government dues such as health resort taxes are not usually included in the rental price, also the connection costs for the telephone and fax.

3. Handover of the leased property, complaints

The leased property shall be handed over to the lessee in clean condition, as stated in the agreement. If any defects are present or if the inventory is incomplete when the property is handed over, the lessee must immediately submit a complaint to the lessor, pointing this out.
 Otherwise, the leased property is deemed to have been handed over in perfect condition. If the lessee is late in occupying the property, or if he fails to occupy the property at all, the rental price shall remain due.

4. Careful use

The lessee undertakes to use the leased property carefully, to obey the house or building regulations, and to show consideration for the other residents of the building and neighbours. In the event of any damage, etc., the lessor / key holder must be informed immediately. The leased property must not be occupied by more than the number of persons stated in the agreement. 
Sub-letting is not permitted. 
The lessee shall take care to ensure that his fellow occupants comply with the obligations set forth in this agreement. 
If the lessee or other occupants commit a flagrant violation of the obligations connected with careful use, or if more than the contractually agreed number of residents occupy the property, the lessor / key holder can terminate the agreement without notice and without compensation. Animals and pets are not allowed in any of our apartments. An additional cleaning fee will be charged. The agreement ends immediately. The rental fee stays with the lessor.

5. Return of the leased property

The leased property must be returned on the specified date, in an orderly condition, together with the inventory. The lessee shall be obliged to pay compensation for any damage and for any items missing from the inventory.

6. Cancellation

If you cannot begin or step back from your reservation, the following annulation fees will be charged for (if we don't find an equivalent recompense
Declining up to 60 days before arrival 25 % 
Declining up to 30 days before arrival 50 % 
Declining up to 14 days before arrival 75 % 
Declining less than 14 days before arrival 100 %
As design fundamentals the total invoice amount serves in accordance with your room reservation With premature departure or late journey he total room price is charged for in accordance with your reservation. The calculation of the cancellation fee shall be governed by the date of arrival to the notification at the lessor’s premises or at the accounting office (if this occurs on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays, the next working day shall count).

7. Force majeure, etc.

If force majeure (environmental disasters, acts of God, officially imposed measures, etc.), or events which cannot be foreseen or averted prevent part or all of the leasing arrangement, the lessor is entitled (but not obliged) to offer an equivalent property to the lessee, whereby claims for compensation are excluded. If it is impossible to provide all or part of the service, the paid amount or the relevant proportion thereof shall be refunded, to the exclusion of any further claims.

8. Liability

The lessor shall ensure that the reservation is correct and that the agreement is performed in conformity with the terms thereof. For damage other than injury to persons, the liability shall be limited to twice the rent, unless gross negligence or intent is involved. Liability shall be excluded for omissions on the part of the lessee or co-user, omissions by third parties which cannot be foreseen or averted, force majeure or events which the lessor, key holder, intermediary or other persons called in by the lessor could not foresee or avert, even though due care was taken. 
The lessee shall be liable for all damage which is caused by himself or by the co-users; the fault shall be assumed.

9. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction

Swiss law shall be applicable. It is agreed that the locality where the leased property is situated shall be the exclusive place of jurisdiction.

Zermatt, Juli 2006

Payment Information’s:
Payments are payable to the following bank account:

UBS AG, CH-8098 Zürich
Zu Gunsten von: 

Mountain Riviera AG, CH-3920 Zermatt

IBAN: CH06 0026 3263 6864 4602 B