3.1 The Holiday Houses website is provided to connect owners with renters. You must not use the Holiday Houses website for any other purpose without our express permission in writing.
3.2 We put homeowners (or their agents) ("owners") in touch with short term holiday renters ("renters"). Our service is not for the use of long term renters or those looking for permanent accommodation.
3.3 Holiday Houses provides a venue to introduce potential holiday house renters to house owners or agents. We are not the agent of any owner listed on www.holidayhouses.co.nz, or of any renter, including where the online booking system is used. We do not endorse any owner or any property, and we have no control over the suitability, quality or rental price of anything anyone advertises on our site.
3.4 With the exception of when we facilitate a payment by the renter via the credit card facility on the Holiday Houses site, we are not a party, either ourselves or on behalf of any owner or the renter, in any transaction resulting from use of the site, or any dispute arising from any such transaction. Owners and renters contract directly with each other and should communicate and deal with each other directly to resolve any problems or disputes.
3.5 If a rental arrangement proceeds, and the renter has not paid via the credit card facility on the Holiday Houses site, it is up to the renter and the owner/agent to finalise rental terms and complete all financial transactions. We provide a template agreement on our site that owners and renters can choose to use for short term holiday rental. But we offer no guarantee that it is suitable for your purposes. We are not responsible for any use of that agreement that you make. We recommend obtaining legal advice if you are unsure about the effect of the agreement.
3.6 Transactions and all other contact between you and any other Holiday Houses user are conducted entirely at your own risk. Without limiting any other clause of these terms and conditions, you acknowledge that Trade Me takes no responsibility or liability for any misconduct of any of its members including, without limitation, misrepresentation of properties and fraudulent behaviour and that Holiday Houses gives no undertakings, representations, or warranties in relation to the accuracy of information on the website.
3.7 You must only make a booking that you intend to use and pay for. You must not use the website or helpline to make speculative, false or fraudulent bookings or enquiries.
3.8 Trade Me reserves the right to amend or remove information published on or through the website if Trade Me considers it incorrect or misleading, or if Trade Me considers your action towards renters is inappropriate.
3.9 If you register with Holiday Houses, you are responsible for keeping your login information, including your email address and password, secret and secure. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree:
- not to permit any other person to use your user name or membership;
- not to disclose, or provide to any other person, your password, email address, date of birth or any other information in connection with your membership that may allow them to gain access to your membership;
- not to enter your Holiday Houses login details into any website unless the url begins with https://secure.holidayhouses.co.nz/. If you are ever in doubt, please contact us.