Terms and Conditions
We offer a very personal and friendly service to advertisers but please ensure you read these terms and conditions before advertising with us!
www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com is an advertising medium where you can advertise your Scottish holiday accommodation for an annual fee and we, the Publisher (Which Cottage Group and www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com), will advertise your entry on www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com for the agreed period.
We rely on you to provide accurate information - please check your entry very carefully as we accept no liability for errors. You must own the copyright for the text and photographs that you send us to publish - this is a legal responsibility for you. The Publisher will also use your text and photographs to promote the site and your cottage on social media.
You need to apply for a licencse by April 1, 2023, and to display your licence number in your property login page on our website - we will then display this on your property listing. This is required by the The Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 Scotland, which applies to accommodations suitable for residential purposes that are provided as short-term or vacation rentals. You may also need to fulfill other obligations under these regulations.
You may also be obligated to display your Energy Certificate Rating, in addition to the maximum occupancy of your property, as provided by the licensing authority. If this applies to you, please provide us with this information via your login.
We are not an agency and charge no commission for bookings to you or the guests. The enquiries will come direct to you and the contract for the booking is made between you and the enquirer - the Publisher has no liability whatsoever for any problems concerning the booking, tenancy or thereafter.
The Publisher accepts no liability for any act, neglect or default on the part of the advertisers or property tenants, nor for any accident, damage, loss, injury, expense or inconvenience to either person or property which the Tenants, or any other person, may suffer or incur arising from, or in any way connected with, the tenancy. You, the advertiser, are entirely responsible for the booking and any subsequent events.
You should be aware that there are various scams on the internet - the most common is someone enquiring (usually in strange English) for a long period of time or unspecified dates and then offering to pay a larger sum then required.
If in doubt then just contact us or ignore the enquiry - all sites are subject to these annoying scams and whilst we have very strong spam filters on the site there is nothing anyone can do to stop a manual enquiry.
The Publisher endeavors to ensure that this site is available 24 hours a day, but are not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period. The internet server can occasionally fail but this is usually just for a few minutes and happens very rarely.
We offer an availability calendar for each cottage and you can amend your prices, add special offers and testimonials etc to that page yourself at any time. The calendar can be synced to other sites and booking engines so you only have to update one calendar. You must keep the calendar up to date.
We do not allow links to other websites (including your own) - in html code or in direct text and any entry that adds this will be removed from the site immediately and there will be no refund of fees. We also do not permit telephone numbers to be published as then it is not possible for the enquiry to be tracked as originating from us. You also must have your enquiries sent to an active email address and not one that has an auto responder or automatic forwarding on it - if you do this not only will you be unable to track your enquiries and will lose many bookings (people want a personal response!) but there is a high probability that it will be spammed. Entries that do this will also be removed from the site with no refund of fees.
The data from the enquiries that are sent to you from this site must not be passed onto any other third party or used by you for marketing without consent of the enquirer.
The Publishers reserve the right to place other forms of advertising on the site at their discretion, and to alter the format and appearance of the site at any time. Sponsored advertising may be included, with properties chosen for their quality and availability in some areas, we may receive commission from accommodation providers at no cost to the buyer.
You can of course advertise anywhere else on the internet or be with an agent too. If you are unclear about any of the terms and conditions please don't hesitate to contact us.
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