Pet & House Terms and Conditions:
The home owner agrees:
To give Cornelius Pet Sitters permission to occupy the above premises as long as they abide by the conditions of this agreement. No person/s or pet/s other than those listed in this agreement are permitted to live at the premises during the term of this agreement.This is not a lease. Both parties agree that Cornelius Pet Sitters can occupy the premises according to the terms and conditions of this agreement and has no legal interest in the premises. At the end of this term Cornelius Pet Sitters may continue to occupy the premises under the same terms of this agreement only if given permission to do so by the home owner. If the home owner requires the house sitter to make rental payments, then this agreement needs to be adjusted and extended to cover these arrangements. All parties to this agreement should have their own copy of this agreement, which should be signed by every person who is party to this agreement.
Cornelius Pet Sitters agrees:
To be responsible for any act by any person the house sitter allows on the premises who breaks any terms of the agreement not to sub-let the premises without the home owner’s prior written permission not to allow any person not listed in this agreement to live at the premises without the home owner’s written permission.
Not to use the premises, or allow the premises to be used, for any illegal purpose.
Not to cause a nuisance or allow a nuisance to be caused on the premises.
Not to interfere, or allow others to interfere with the reasonable peace, comfort or privacy of neighbors.
Not to keep any animal on the premises other than those listed in this agreement without the permission of homeowner.
Not to block any sink or drain.
Not to cause or allow any damage to be caused to the premises.
Will care for every item in the premises.
Will regularly clean the bathroom and kitchen.
To maintain the grounds and garden in the same condition as at the start of this agreement.
To put all household rubbish and recycling out for regular collection.
To report any infestation of the premises to the home owner and seek advice for solutions to the problem.
To keep the premises as clean and tidy as at the start of this agreement.
To notify the home owner as soon as possible of any damage to the premises.
To leave premises as nearly in the same condition (fair wear and tear excepted) as at the start of this agreement.
To regularly feed, water and maintain any indoor plants at least as good a condition as at the start of this agreement.
To keep windows and doors locked and ensure that any other security measures in the premises are used effectively.
To make great effort to ensure the good health, comfort, safety and happiness of the pets listed in this agreement.
To follow the home owner’s instructions as far as possible in the care of the animals listed in this agreement.
Access to the premises:
The home owner agrees: to provide Cornelius Pet Sitters with at least seven days notice of any change to the agreed first day of the house sitting assignment to provide the house sitter with seven days notice of an inspection of the premises that the premises will be vacant and in a habitable condition for the house sitter to move in on the agreed first day of the house sitting assignment. The home owner, or any person authorized in writing by the home owner, may only enter the premises during the terms of this agreement.
To describe in writing and in detail how any animals normally resident at the premises should be cared for.
To provide all food and sundry supplies (insect control and other medicine, bedding, exercising and cleaning equipment) for the animals, or make arrangement to reimburse the house sitter for any food or supplies bought for the animals
to make arrangements for payment for any services provided by a qualified veterinarian in the treatment and care of the home owner’s animals.
To ensure that the premises are reasonably clean and fit to live in
To provide the house sitter or the home owner’s nominated contact person with a set of spare keys for the premises.
Urgent repairs and fees:
The home owner agrees to make payment, either directly to the service provider or as a reimbursement to the house sitter, for the following urgent repairs: IE broken water pipes, blocked or broken lavatory system, roof leak, gas leak, failure or breakdown of any essential service for hot water, cooking, heating, or laundering any fault or damage that causes the premises to be unsafe or not secure.
Home owner agrees to pay Cornelius Pet Sitters, within 14 days of the end of the house sitting assignment, any reasonable costs that the house sitter has incurred for making repairs to the premises so long as:
The house sitter was not in breach of this agreement when the damage occurred. The house sitter gives the home owner, or their nominated contact, a reasonable opportunity to make the repairs. The house sitter makes a reasonable attempt to have any appropriate tradesperson named in this agreement make the repairs. The repairs are carried out, where appropriate, by licensed or properly qualified persons.The house sitter gives the home owner, or their nominated contact person, written details of the repairs, including receipts for any costs the house sitter has incurred.
Staying in contact:
The home owner agrees to provide the house sitter with contact details for use during the term of this agreement. These contact details, whether phone or fax numbers, postal or email addresses, should remain current and functional during the term of this agreement.The home owner can be contacted by the following methods during the term of this agreement: Nominated contact person’s details
The home owner may choose to nominate a third party to act on their behalf during the term of this agreement. This nominated contact person agrees to provide the house sitter with their contact details and to be readily contactable. Those details should remain current and functional for the term of this agreement. The home owner’s nominated contact person can be contacted by the following methods during the term of this agreement:
House sitter’s contact details:
The house sitter agrees to provide the home owner or the home owner’s nominated contact person with their contact details and to be readily contactable. These details should remain current and functional for the term of this agreement. The house sitter can be contacted by the following methods during the term of this agreement:
Termination of agreement
The home owner agrees to give the house sitter at least seven days notice of an early termination of this agreement if the agreement is for less than six months to give the house sitter at least 28 days notice of an early termination of this agreement if the agreement is for six months or longer.
Cornelius Pet Sitters agrees:
Not to leave the premises before the end of this agreement without written permission from the home owner or nominated contact person to give vacant possession of the premises to the home owner or nominated contact person’s on the date of termination of this agreement, To return all keys and other security devices on the date of termination of this agreement. To provide the home owner or nominated contact person with a forwarding address at the end of this agreement the house sitter may continue to occupy the premises under the same terms of this agreement only if given permission to do so by the home owner.
Release / Waiver:
As the client, I understand that potential harm could occur to my pet while in the care of Cornelius Pet Sitters. I agree to release and hold harmless Cornelius Pet Sitters from all liability including its owner or employees, should my pet become lost, injured should my home suffer any damage NOT due to any negligence on Cornelius Pet Sitters part.
l, hereby grant permission to Cornelius Pet Sitters to act on my behalf, and in my pet’s best interest, by obtaining veterinary care, should deem it necessary for the health and well being of my pet. I further agree to pay for / or reimburse the cost of any and all veterinary or reasonable necessary services whose costs Cornelius Pet Sitters may incur. Further, l attest that my pets are up-to-date on all vaccinations and will provide proof of it. l also, attest that my pet does not suffer from any life threatening or contagious condition that may be exacerbated by exposure to other pets, or expose other animals to undue risk while in Cornelius Pet Sitters care.
* * Understanding the risks as stated above, I freely and voluntarily enter into this contract, including the release and waiver, with Cornelius Pet Sitters. This contract is full and complete and hereby agree to these terms.