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Terms & Conditions

By joining or using PropertySwap.ie, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

1. Introductory service.

When you become a member of PropertySwap.ie, you are using Property Swap as your introductory service to other Irish holiday home owners who have uploaded their property, which you would like to use for an exchange holiday.

2. Holiday home ownership.

The property must be a holiday home, not the first home and not a timeshare property. The applicant/s must be the owner/s of the property or have been granted absolute right of use or control by the owner/s of the property. PropertySwap.ie reserves the right to request additional information regarding proof of ownership or right of use or control if it is deemed necessary in order to ensure that the conditions are met. 

3. Accuracy of information.

We ask you to provide information about your holiday property so that other members can satisfy themselves that it is suitable for their exchange holiday. When choosing an exchange holiday, it is your responsibility to make sure that the property you choose is suitable for all your requirements. PropertySwap.ie publishes helpful tips for members to verify the suitability of an exchange and enable a successful swap, but we make no warranty, either expressed or implied, about the information provided. PropertySwap.ie is not party to, nor bears any responsibility for any agreement or contract entered into by members. The information included in property profiles and personal profiles published on this website is provided by our members. Whilst we try our very best, we cannot guarantee the complete accuracy of the information we supply. 

4. Formation of contract.

When a swap is agreed by members, the holiday contract is between the members. The guest of each property is subject to the normal terms and conditions of the holiday property owner and their property or resort manager. PropertySwap.ie acts only as an introductory service and does not supply the holiday itself. The only responsibility of PropertySwap.ie is to make available property profiles, member profiles, a calendar and a messaging system to its members. Any contract you enter into is with the owner of the property concerned and does not involve PropertySwap.ie. 

5. Pricing, services & refunds.

Once you join PropertySwap.ie we will provide you with a property profile page, a personal profile page, a calendar and a personal messaging system. Members can be contacted through the PropertySwap.ie private messaging system in order to arrange your holiday or via the direct contact form for rentals and sales. We do not publish or give out any personal contact details or full address details of your holiday home over our website. The only exception being a sale, part sale or merger of the business to another. We may use the data you provide to send you information with special offers of interest to you, by email, post and text (see privacy policy). When you put your property up on PropertySwap.ie you are enabled to swap with any other member in the PropertySwap.ie system. Membership is unlimited from time of joining. PropertySwap.ie is free to Join and to list properties (swap, rental and sales). Members may partake in as many swaps as they like in any given year.

6. Standards of accommodation

Most holiday homes are to a very high standard, however there is still variation of quality from property to property. We do not offer “like for like.” You can have any size of property, in any location on any date, assuming it is available on the PropertySwap.ie system. It is up to you to choose an exchange property that meets your requirements. This gives you the maximum choice without any restrictions. In the unlikely event of the owner failing to maintain the holiday property to a good standard, then the property and the owner will be removed from our database.

7. Complaints.

Please remember that every property and every resort is different. It would be wrong to always expect the same standard as your own property. Standards vary enormously according to local conditions. If you have a problem with the holiday property, please contact the local property manager or the property owner immediately and ask for the problem to be rectified. If you are still dissatisfied and decide not to occupy the property, then neither the property owner nor PropertySwap has any liability to provide you with alternative accommodation, unless they have provided grossly misleading information (see alternative accommodation below).  We are always pleased to receive feedback on your exchange holiday, good and bad. We understand that things do go wrong sometimes, so we will always try to help if it is within our control. Members agree that PropertySwap.ie shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or other damages whatsoever, regardless of the form of the claim, including but not limited to liability for cancellations, injuries to persons or damages to property, including cars or vehicles. This does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. PropertySwap members agree to be responsible for any/all damages which they might accidentally incur during their stay in a property. Any member failing to honour this commitment, in a manner satisfactory to all concerned, loses his/her membership of PropertySwap. PropertySwap.ie relies upon the integrity of members and does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided herein, condition of the homes before or after an exchange, nor conduct of the members or users of the information in this website at any time, nor that an exchange will be available. 

8. Bills & insurance.

Members must agree in advance who will be responsible for which bills related to the exchange, particularly any optional extras that might be available (e.g. a phone). In most cases, holiday home owners continue to pay their own holiday home bills during the exchange. The majority of holiday home insurance policies cover third parties in the property and damage by a third party (the same as renting the property), but this should be clarified by each holiday home owner prior to an exchange taking place. 

9. Refusal of property.

We reserve the right to refuse to accept any property. We do this if we think the property is unsuitable or if we already have too many of that type of property in that destination. 

10. Termination.

Your membership of PropertySwap.ie is free and will run indefinitely. You need to notify us if you no longer wish to be a member so your property can be removed from the website. We reserve the right to remove anyone from membership at any time. Should any information provided by members be found to be grossly misrepresented, PropertySwap.ie reserves the right to remove, at our discretion, any listing at any time without refund. Members undertake not to upload material which infringes copyright law. Once a member uploads a property to our database this can appear on the site indefinitely, if you do not want your property to appear in search listings the member has to delete it themselves.

11. Conditions of uploading a property.

Once you have uploaded a property, your property will go-live on the database. Members must keep their property and personal profiles updated on the website, including details of any alterations and improvements. Members should treat their exchange partner's property and belongings as they would treat their own, and expect them to do the same. The property must be presented in a clean, comfortable, warm condition to the incoming exchange guest, with details displayed of the local property manager who should have authority to assist your inbound exchange guest during their stay. Members must ensure to leave the property in the same good condition in which it was presented to them. 

12. Alternative accommodation.

Very occasionally, under extreme circumstances, it may be necessary for the property owner or manager to offer you alternative holiday accommodation to the property you are visiting. Neither the property owner/manager or PropertySwap.ie will be under any further obligation to you if you decline the alternative accommodation offered. 

13. Sale of swap accommodation.

PropertySwap.ie is a members club run for the benefit of its members. The onward sale to third parties for commercial gain of any accommodation arranged through PropertySwap.ie is specifically prohibited. Members found doing this will be removed from membership. Other family members (but not friends) may use accommodation arranged through PropertySwap.ie only if they do not pay the member for that privilege, however, when you do this the member take responsibility for their actions while using the holiday home. If a family member other than the registered member is partaking in the exchange this must be made clear to your exchange partner when initial contact is made.

14. Cancellations.

Members should try at all costs to avoid cancellations but these are sometimes unavoidable due to unforeseen circumstances. If one party has to cancel, then a new date should be arranged with the other member at the earliest convenient date for both parties. In the event that a member is left out of pocket by a cancellation of an already organized swap, PropertySwap.ie is not liable. The owner can take whatever action is legally available to him to recover any expenditure incurred due to a cancellation by the other party. PropertySwap.ie cannot become involved with any legal action taken; this must remain between the owners. PropertySwap.ie will immediately terminate membership if it is proved that a member is abusing the system through cancellations.

15. Individual T&C's

By using this web site, you acknowledge and understand that all properties advertised on this web site are advertised by private individuals or companies and therefore each property will have its own individual booking/sale/exchange terms and conditions unique to that particular advertiser's property. By using this web site, you acknowledge and accept that it is your sole responsibility to read in full, and prior to booking, purchasing, swapping or paying over money, the unique terms and conditions of any property you are interested in renting, buying or swapping with.

17. Property information

By using this web site, you acknowledge and accept that all property information, including but not limited to, text descriptions and photographs, is supplied by the individual property advertiser and that propertyswap.ie does not make any claim as to the accuracy of property information displayed on individual advertiser's property web pages and do not accept any responsibility or liability, whatsoever, for any information displayed on individual advertiser's property advert.

18. Trust of advertisers

By using this web site, you acknowledge and accept that it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself as to the trustworthiness of the advertiser you intend to swap, rent or buy a property from and also to conduct your own investigation in order to satisfy yourself as to the trustworthiness of the advertiser as propertyswap.ie do not accept any responsibility or liability, whatsoever, for any loss or costs of any kind which you may incur when renting, buying or swapping a property from advertisers on this web site.

19. Rental/Exchange contract

In order to try and avoid any problems or disputes, propertyswap.ie advises you to obtain some kind of written rental contract from the property advertiser that confirms all details of your booking and which clearly outlines the payment and cancellation schedule, and all terms and conditions attached to the rental contract. However, propertyswap.ie is not responsible or liable, whatsoever, for any rental contract established between you and the property advertiser. These contracts are purely between you and the property advertiser and we would advise you to read them thoroughly and seek legal advice if necessary before you part with any money and/or confirm your booking to any property advertiser. We also advise members engaging in a swap to obtain an exchange agreement from us to be filled out prior to the swap taking place.

20. Sale properties & sale contracts

Sale properties are listed by property sales agents or private individuals. propertyswap.ie play no part in the sale or purchase of properties other than listing sale properties on the site and providing a direct contact form. Each property will have its own terms and conditions of the advertiser. propertyswap.ie advises you to obtain a written sale contract from the property advertiser that confirms all details of the sale and which clearly outlines the payment and cancellation schedule, and all terms and conditions attached to the sale contract. propertyswap.ie is not responsible or liable, whatsoever, for any sale contract established between you and the property advertiser. These contracts are purely between you and the property advertiser and we would advise you to read them thoroughly and seek legal/estate agent advice if necessary before you part with any money and/or confirm your purchase to any property advertiser.

21. Disputes with advertiser

By using this web site, you acknowledge and accept that any disputes, whatsoever, will be solely between you and the property advertiser and you agree not to hold propertyswap.ie responsible or liable for any problems or dispute, whatsoever, you may have with the particular property you have rented, swapped, bought or intend to rent, swap or buy.

22. Commercial & illegal use of our web site

We do not permit any kind of commercial or illegal use of our web site. If you use the enquiry form facility which the site owners own and provide, for commercial or illegal purposes you hereby agree to pay us €150.00 per enquiry you submit and you further agree to pay all our legal costs and expenses in any legal action we take against you in this event. If you are a company and you use the enquiry form facility which the site owners own and provide, for commercial or illegal purposes, the owner of the company hereby agrees to provide a personal guarantee to pay us €150.00 per enquiry you submit and to pay all our legal costs and expenses in any legal action we take against you in this event.

23. Newsletter

If you agree to receive details of our newsletter mailing list containing details of properties on our web site, new properties uploaded onto our web site and details of our marketing and advertisement offers you agree to give propertyswap.ie your permission to include your email address in their newsletter mailing list. If you wish to have your email address removed from our mailing list click Here to unsubscribe, this will automatically remove your email address from our mailing list. Propertyswap.ie never pass on, sell or share any of your details to any other third party. The only exception being a sale, part sale or merger of the business to another.

24. Copyright

All information on this web site, including but not limited to, our booking form and booking/swapping terms and conditions, our advertisement contract and advertisement terms and conditions, our property owners contract and property owners terms and conditions, all property text information and photographs, is © copyright protect by propertyswap.ie. Use of any of the information on this web site, either in part or in whole, is strictly prohibited without the written authorisation of propertyswap.ie.

- If you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions please contact us at brian@propertyswap.ie

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