1. Reservation and conclusion of contract
The reservation will become effective on performance of any one of the following actions including: receipt of a verbal reservation either
by phone call or in person or a written document such as letter, fax, and e-
as well as the present Travel and General Contract Terms will apply to you and to Velker SA. Velker SA acts for the Property Owner and
as such will communicate and finalize the contract on behalf of the Property Owner. You will then receive a written confirmation/invoice
of the reservation. If the confirmation/invoice differs from the description on the brochure or internet, with your payment you recognize
the conclusion of the contract as per confirmation of the reservation. Special requests or verbal agreements have to be confirmed in
writing by Velker SA. For arrangements of other tour operators booked through us, their Travel and General Contract Terms will apply.
2. Price/extra expenses/reservation fee
The prices as published are for a weekly rental and for the whole property. Usually the price does not include extra expenses such as -
final cleaning, laundry, local government tax, rental bond. These extra expenses must be paid in cash on location in the currency that
corresponds to the country where the rental property is located. Depending on which property, a deposit has to be paid either with the
invoice or on arrival during the key delivery. The deposit is returned at departure if no damages have been caused by the Tenant.
Further explanations on these costs are outlined in the description of the property. There is a reservation fee of CHF40.-
A payment equal to 30% of the entire invoice is required at the latest 10 days after receipt of confirmation/invoice; the remaining
amount has to be paid in full to Velker SA within 42 days before arrival. If booking is made 0-
amount has to be paid on receipt of confirmation/invoice. Once payment in full has been received, a rental voucher will be given. It
includes the address of the property and an explanation on how to get there and also where to collect the key. Please note that this
voucher will not be sent to you more than 28 days before arrival date.
BANK ACCOUNT: CCP 65-
Velker SA Via Simone da Locarno 1B 6600 Locarno
IBAN: CH 440900 0000 651122039
SWIFT Code: 0 900
BIC Nr. POFICHBEXXX
4. Number of persons
The number of persons (including children) allowed on the property cannot exceed the number as mentioned on the confirmation of
reservation/invoice. The Owner/Key Holder has the right to ask the extra persons to vacate the property.
5. Domestic Animals
6. Rental Period
The minimum booking period is one week. Check-
Saturday if not mentioned otherwise in the description. Some properties can be booked for a shorter period such as five days, and/or
the rental starting/ending date can be any day of the week. For more information please refer to description of the property of interest
or contact Velker SA directly.
7. Tenants Obligations
The Tenant agrees to care for the property booked and its entire inventory and to follow the house rules. Cleaning of cooking facilities,
crockery etc. are the responsibility of the Tenant and are not included in the final cleaning. The Tenant also agrees to pay for any
damage caused by themselves or their guests on the property. Possible damage has to be reported immediately, or at the latest when
returning the key. Damage discovered after the Tenant departs and can be attributed to actions of the Tenant, will be charged to the
Defects and/or complaints have to be reported to the key holder immediately on your arrival. If the key holder is unable to rectify the
problem within a reasonable period, you have to inform Velker SA within 72 hours. Moreover you have to confirm in writing those
verbal communications/complaints to Velker SA, Via Simone da Locarno 1b, 6600 Locarno, at latest 7 days after your departure. After
this date, any request for refunds will not be considered.
9. Circumstances beyond our control: acts of God clause: disasters/ force majeure
In the case of "circumstances beyond our control", both of a permanent and temporary nature, Velker SA has no legal responsibility for
any of the Tenants or third party and therefore will be held harmless. The following is a list of "circumstances beyond our control " but
not limited to: political insurgency, danger of war, revolt, war risk, strikes, boycotts, traffic or transport interference, actions of the
authorities, scarcity of raw materials, natural calamities, further other circumstances, extraordinary weather conditions, interruptions,
failure and surges of electricity and water supplies and technical installation, building activities which causes increased noise, obstructed
access to the property etc. The Tenant has no right to cancel the reservation or to discount the payment or to compensation.
10. Obligations and Liability of Velker SA
In case of unforeseen causes (for example fire, water damage etc) the property is not available, Velker SA reserve the right to offer an
alternative similar property or to cancel the reservation contract with eimbursement of the full rental amount paid. Velker SA is only
responsible for damage caused by the gross negligence of its employees in the performance of their duties. Without prejudice to the
former related issues, the liabilities of Velker SA in case of the Tenant and any party related to the rental agreement are limited to
direct damage, but exclude consequential damages. The liability of Velker SA is still limited to the maximum amount of the rental price
Velker SA declines any responsibility in case of damage (losses, accidents, burglary etc.) caused by third party.
In the event that the Tenant cancels their stay because of a serious event, a fee equal to 3% of the total rental price of the property for
the whole period will be charged. The following events are to be considered serious events: serious sickness/accident to a travel
companion or direct family member; death of a travel companion or a direct family member, serious damage of the Tenant’s own
property such as fire, break and entry or water damages that require the Tenant’s presence at home. The affected person has to notify
Velker SA immediately of the details and show evidence including medical certificates, police reports or other evidence as so requested
by Velker SA. If the event was pre-
be given. The protection of the cancellation starts from the booking day and ceases the day of arrival. However, Reservation fee and
cancellation insurance costs will be invoiced and recovered from the Tenant.
12. Cancellation and change of booking
Cancellation and booking changes have to be communicated in writing. In cases that are not covered by the cancellation fee (for
example personal or working reasons) we will charge you the following cancellation fees as well as the reservation fee and the
From date of booking, until 90 days before start of rental CHF 80.-
The reference date is the date of receipt of your notification by Velker SA.
If Velker SA can find another Tenant, there will only be CHF 80.-
change of booking date or changes of property booked, until 45 days before the start of the rental we will invoice CHF 35.-
44 days or less before the start of the rental the above conditions apply.
13. Price changes/changes of property description/Velker SA
Price changes and description changes of the property are unlikely but cannot be entirely ruled out. Same happens for price changes
caused by increases of local taxes and/or significant changes of the exchange rates etc.
14. Governing Law
All disputes between any parties are subject to the laws and under the jurisdiction of the courts of the city 6600 Locarno, Switzerland.