Terms of Service
Please read the terms and services, its gives the details of the laws and your rights, which laws you have to oblige and the things which can be changed if you are facing any inconvenience. .
There can be a law change in a particular city or country, accommodation owners much understand how law works in their city. In some cities owners are restricted to put their property for long or short terms bases, at some places you have to register with the state department, get a permit, or have a licenses for using your property for renting purpose. These laws are often part of city zoning and administration codes.
Note: – Lease abroad is a website for accommodating people looking for a stay abroad or within their own country – we as a company do not let or lease any property directly to people.
Lease Abroad serves to provide an online marketplace for booking accommodations all over world specifically for students and people in jobs or business. We provide booking services for both people (who are seeking accommodation at the place of their choice) and for accommodation providers (who wish to offer their accommodation to people from all over the world).
At Lease Abroad you get full right to cancel your agreement within a time frame or can also change a selected accommodation while there are some laws to follow, cancelling booking services within a 10 day cooling off period following your agreement to these terms of service (please refer to article 12 in cancellation policy), or incase if a user wants to change the choice of accommodation they can make it within 10 days.
However, if you are a accommodation owner and accepting request by users for availability or a user who contacts us to look for availability you are requesting us provide our services and once the cooling time frame is over, as a result you will cease to have a right to cancel, under consumer law, from the time such booking is made (please see article 7 and 12 for further details of this). You will still retain your contractual rights to cancel, which are set out in article 11.
Further, the best payment features are given by Lease Abroad, where you can make payments in two intervals within 10 days of time frame, you are likely to be required to pay a 1st Rental Payment to your accommodation provider via Lease Abroad (where Lease Abroad receives it on behalf of the accommodation provider and then send it onto them). This 1st Rental Payment is payable to your accommodation provider and therefore is only repayable in accordance with your contractual rights to cancel, which are set out in clause 11.
Please read this document carefully. It contains important information about your rights and a few articles which both parties have to oblige to.
TERMS OF SERVICE
A few general terms need to be understood and you are advised to review these each provisions carefully before proceeding
1.1 These terms for a better understanding of complete Terms of Service:
“Accommodation” means a room, apartment, house, condo listed on website by the accommodation providers for rental purposes;
“Accommodation Provider” means the enlister of Accommodation on the Website;
“Booking Request Period” means the time period starting from the time when a booking is requested by a user, within which a Host may decide whether to confirm or reject that booking request, as stated on the Site, Application or Services. Usually a booking period will be for 24 hours but under different conditions it can vary. Different Booking Request Periods may apply in different places.
“Booking Confirmation” users will receive a booking confirmation once all the formalities are completed from applying and paying his first complete payment of one month;
“Booking Request” means a request to book Accommodation submitted by a User a response will be delivered to you by call or email within 48 hours of your booking request , however if the owners responds earlier you may inform you sooner than the time frame provider.
“First time Rental Payment” means the amount of the first rental payment will be made by the user to the website and we will receive it on behalf of accommodation provider and payments can be made in two installments , as advised on the Website from time to time;
“First installment” once you receive the confirmation of the availability of accommodation, you can confirm you’re booking by sending half of the amount in first installment. Payments can be done online and by bank transfers as;
“Second installment” once 10 days cooling time period is over and you don’t want to change with accommodation; you need to send the second installment;
“Booking amount” means the amount corresponding to the sum of all the rental payments (including the 1st Rental Payment and Future Payments, but excluding the Service Fee, Security Deposit and Holding Deposit (if applicable));
“Working Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in the USA;
“Contract Start Date” means the date of commencement of the booking Term as specified in the relevant Booking Confirmation;
“Fully Verified Accommodation” refers to Accommodation where the Accommodation itself and the Accommodation Provider have successfully completed all the steps of verification of their property or our area marketing team got the property enlisted .
“Payments to owner” means all the payments which a tenants has to make directly to the Accommodation Provider (excluding the 1st rental charge), which include any rental payments like security, services charges or damage charges;
“Locations” means the cities and countries as set out on our Website;
“Move In Date” means the date when the User moves into the Accommodation as specified in the relevant Booking Confirmation.
“Security Deposit” means the amount that the User has to pay to the Accommodation Provider to cover any damages that occur during his occupation of the Accommodation or any other breach by the User of the Tenancy Agreement. The deposit is refunded after move-out at the end of the Tenancy Agreement by the Accommodation Provider subject to deduction of any fee for damages. The Security Deposit is a matter between User and the Accommodation Provider and Lease Abroad is not involved in, and shall not be liable for the management of, any such deposits;
“Service Fee” means the amount (inclusive of VAT) the tenant pays to lease abroad when a Booking is accepted for the Services provided by Lease Abroad. It is calculated as a percentage of the 1st Rental Payment (as advised from time to time) and it is capped at $100 to $150 as applicable, however in a few condition this fee may not be included. This fee applies to the specific country people where taxes are charged more from lease abroad.
“Services” means the facilitation of bookings of Accommodation by Users with Accommodation Providers by means of the Website;
“Tenancy Agreement” means the tenancy agreement, lease or license (whether it’s in writing or formal) between the Accommodation Provider and the tenant in respect of the tenancy of the Accommodation;
“Term” means the lesser of: (i) the term of the tenancy based on the “Contract Start” and “Contract End” date (as specified in the relevant Booking Confirmation); or (ii) a period of 4 or12 months from the “Contract Start” date; (iii) a period of 2-3 months for people on college internships or business visits
“Lease Abroad Commission” is the fee (inclusive of VAT) that Lease Abroad charges the Accommodation Provider when a booking occurs in consideration of the Services provided by Lease Abroad to such Accommodation Provider by means of the Website. It is calculated as a percentage of the Booking Value (as advised from time to time) and deducted from the amounts that Lease Abroad transfers to the Accommodation Provider. Such charges shall be capped at a maximum amount equivalent to 40% of the 1st Rental Payment on someone who get a booking for 7-12 months and 30 % for someone who get a booking for 3 – 6 months or equivalent while owner getting bookings for 2 months or 58 days pay just 20 % of commission ;
“Lease Abroad”, “we” and “us” are references to Lease Abroad;
“tenants” “users” refers to people looking for accommodation
“Website” means any website maintained by Lease Abroad that’s leaseabroad.com, any associated social networking profiles and any applications for mobile devices that Lease Abroad may publish from time to time; /and
“you” means a User or an Accommodation Provider (as applicable).
1.2 These Terms of Service set out the terms on which we offer the Services and provide the Website and on which you agree to use the Services provided by us and the Website maintained by us.
1.3 Please read these Terms of Service carefully and make sure that you understand them before using the Services or the Website. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you must cease use of the Services and Website immediately.
3. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
3.2 Terms of Service may be modified at times. We will notify you of any changes to these Terms of Service either by emailing you (at the email address entered by you into any form on the Website) or by posting a notice on the Website. By continuing to use the Services and/or the Website after changes to these Terms of Service are made and notified to you, you agree to be bound by such changes. You can review the most current version of our Terms of Service at any time by clicking on the “Terms & Policies” link located at the bottom of the Website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with the current Terms of Service. You are advised to check the above link on a regular basis.
4. Brief about lease abroad
4.2 We provide booking services to students, people travelling for jobs or having a registered business and Accommodation Providers, but it does not offer Accommodation to Users on its behalf .All the people booking need to verify the docs before we finalize you stay. Any Tenancy Agreement shall be entered into between the User and the Accommodation Provider directly. Lease Abroad will not be a party to such Tenancy Agreement and will have no rights or obligations arising out of it.
5. INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE
5.2 Lease Abroad tries to make a benchmark in website industry trying to find clear, accurate, complete and not misleading information for the users. Our staff tries to search the best Accommodation that meets certain standards of cleanliness, decor, building safety and finish, facilities and customer service are listed on the Website. We do not provide accommodations unless they don’t match these requirements.
5.3 Lease Abroad relies on Accommodation Providers to provide all the correct information and always keep the information updated on website. We do not verify the accuracy or currency of any information uploaded or provided to us by Accommodation Providers unless we have expressly stated that we do. If you are an Accommodation Provider, you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the content of the information uploaded or provided to us in respect of any Accommodation offered on the Website.
5.4 If you are an Accommodation Provider, you must check the relevant listing information of any Accommodation offered by you on the Website including (but not limited to) its price, availability, and facilities before accepting any Booking Request sent to you via Lease Abroad
5.5 If you are a User, you acknowledge and agree that we will have no liability in respect of any information uploaded to the Website or provided to us by an Accommodation Provider about the Accommodation and that your proper remedy in respect of any loss or damage you may suffer arising out of or in connection with the information displayed in respect of the Accommodation is against the relevant Accommodation Provider. If Accommodation has been verified by Lease Abroad, Lease Abroad shall be responsible for the accuracy of the verified information only. However, Lease Abroad shall not be liable for any changes to the Accommodation after its verification.
5.6 We have all the right to remove without notice all or any part of any Accommodation listed on the Website in respect of which we receive a complaint (or otherwise conclude) that it is out of date, inaccurate or breaches the rights of a third party. We will use reasonable efforts to process and act on such complaints reasonably and promptly.
5.7 Users are advised to read any documentation carefully and ensure that they understand the cost of the Accommodation (i.e. the rent and any other costs) and the terms and duration of the Tenancy Agreement and any restrictions on the usage to which the Accommodation can be put.
6. HOW TO BOOK AN ACCOMODATION
6.2 The User need to be at least 18 to avail the service, only people above 18 enter into a contract such as a Tenancy Agreement in the country where the Accommodation is located and acknowledges that, if the User is in breach of this warranty and pull up fake documents, then Lease Abroad shall be entitled to retain any Service Fee that has been paid by the User as compensation for breach of this warranty by the User. It is the User’s responsibility to check that he can legally contract with the Accommodation Provider. Lease Abroad doesn’t take any responsibility for the actions of these users.
6.3 The User need to fill in certain basic information’s and personal details and can make a online payment or can do a bank transfer on both our accounts of usa and India for the 1st installment of Rental Payment, Service Fee and Holding Deposit (if applicable) in respect of the Booking Request. The User will receive an email confirming that a Booking Request has been submitted.
6.4 The system creates an authorization for the 1st Rental Payment, Service Fee and Holding Deposit (if applicable), but does not draw the funds.
6.5 On acceptance of the authorization by the Accommodation Provider, Lease Abroad makes an introduction of the User to the Accommodation Provider selected by the User. The User’s card will only be charged after the Accommodation Provider has accepted the Booking Request in accordance with these Terms and Conditions and thereby giving rise to a booking.
7. BOOKING CONFIRMATION
7.2 Once a booking has been accepted it is the User’s responsibility to:
(a) Comply with any further requirements that the Accommodation Provider may have. This may include the provision of character references or owners may ask for guarantor information. This information can also be required by the Accommodation Provider before accepting the Booking Request, in such cases the User will be informed that such information will be required; and
(b) Stay in the relevant Accommodation throughout the Term; comply with the Tenancy Agreement, and to make, promptly and in full, all payments to Lease Abroad and to the Accommodation Provider as may be required by these Terms of Service or the Tenancy Agreement, as the case may be.
7.3 The Accommodation Provider agrees that once it accepts a Booking Request it accepts and is bound to offer the relevant Accommodation for the dates and at the price stated on the Booking Request and, further, that the property details, condition and facilities of the Accommodation are not materially different from those stated on the Lease Abroad listing. Failure to do so may result in complaints and cancellation by the User (who may be entitled to a full refund).
8. RENTER’S AGREEMENT (INFORMATION, CANCELLATION AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES)
8.2 To cancel your agreement with us to provide the Services, you just need to let Lease Abroad know that you have decided to cancel. You may use a copy of the form which is located at the back of these Terms of Service as a Schedule to do so. If you use this method, Lease Abroad will e-mail you to confirm it has received your cancellation.
8.3 If you make or accept a Booking Request within the 10 day cancellation period set out above, then you have requested Lease Abroad to provide its Services during such 10 day cancellation period and accordingly you will lose your statutory right to cancel your agreement with Lease Abroad to provide the Services once the Booking Request is accepted in accordance with clause 7, at which point the Service Fee (if applicable) will be payable in accordance with these Terms of Service. Your contractual rights to cancel, as set out in clause 12, will still apply.
8.4 In any event, cancellation of the agreement with Lease Abroad provides the Services shall have no effect on any Tenancy Agreement that may have been or will be entered into.
8.5 Any payment that is paid by the User to Lease Abroad on behalf of the Accommodation Provider under, or in connection with, a Tenancy Agreement (including the 1st complete Rental Payment) will be held on trust by Lease Abroad for the Accommodation Provider and will only be repaid to the User in accordance with clause 11.
9. THE 1st RENTAL PAYMENT AND THE TWO INSTALLEMENTS
9.2 on confirm booking user can pay the amount in one go but in case you are not sure about the property and want to keep it booked , user get 10 days to make a decision . To make the booking you need to send a part of installment once you get a confirmation of availability of property by Lease Abroad. Users need to deposit 50% of the rental charges. Once 10 days cooling time period get over you need to immediately pay the second installment within 2 days, if a users fails to deposit in given time a fine will be imposed on next installments. If user doesn’t want to confirm booking and fails to contact us in 10 days cooling time, 50% of the deposited amount will be deducted and only 50% will be returned back.
9.3 Within two Business Days of the Move In Date, unless otherwise agreed in writing with Lease Abroad, Lease Abroad shall pay to the Accommodation Provider, subject to deductions for the Lease Abroad Commission, the 1st Rental Payment and Holding Deposit (if applicable).
9.4 Lease Abroad is not a member of any deposit protection scheme in respect of such 1st Rental Payments and will not be holding any damages deposit or performance deposit for the Accommodation Provider which they request from the User.
10. AGREEMENT OF TENANACY
10.2 we shall not be responsible or liable for any failure or deficiency in the performance of the Tenancy Agreement by the Accommodation Provider and/or for any defect in any Accommodation provided by the Accommodation Provider.
10.3 Lease abroad shall not be responsible or liable for any failure or deficiency in performance of any contract by the User, including, but not limited to, changes in Move In Date and/or move-out dates. The Accommodation Provider has the mechanisms to enforce any pre-agreed details (including Move In Date and move-out dates) with the User and thus, no additional payment or refund shall be or ever become due from Lease Abroad to the Accommodation Provider.
11. MOVE IN DATE
12. CANCELLATIONS POLICY
12.2 Accommodation Providers can also cancel their booking but has to be notified also within 10 after the acceptation of booking request by students. Terms for cancelation for the accommodation are started from clause …
12.3 A User is permitted to cancel in the following circumstances and according to the following terms:
(a) After a booking has been made and a Tenancy Agreement has been entered into in accordance with clause 10.1 and/or the User moved into the Accommodation, it cannot be cancelled except pursuant to the termination provisions contained in such Tenancy Agreement.
(b) Cancellation Policy: before the Tenancy Agreement has been entered into by the User and Accommodation Provider but after the Accommodation Provider has accepted the Booking Request (via email) and after the User has made the 1st Rental Payment if the User notifies Lease Abroad that he wishes to cancel:
(I) after the 10 days of cooling period and 15 days prior to the Contract Start Date, no refund will be due in respect of the 1st Rental Payment (and the booking will be cancelled);
In this term accommodation owners will be paid 30 % of first installment student had paid for booking the accommodation.
(ii) after 10 days and 30 days prior to the Contract Start Date, we will refund 50% of the 1st Rental installment (and the booking will be cancelled); and
Accommodation owners will only be paid 20% of the first installment in case students cancels after booking
(iii) More than 30 days prior to the Contract Start Date, Lease Abroad will refund 90 % of the 1st Rental installment or whole payment if made (and the booking will be cancelled).
(iv) If within 10 days of cooling time and more than 30 days from the start of contract user needs to change the choice of accommodation, there will be 30 % charge on change of accommodation, 15% of which will go to accommodation owner
(v) If within 10 days of cooling time and less than 30 days from the start of contract date, if user decides to change the choice accommodation it needs to pay an extra 40 % on whole rental amount , 20% of which will go to accommodation owner
(vi) There will be no exchange of accommodation for people who have to move within 15 days for booking the first accommodation.
With respect to clause 12.3 accommodation owners will only receive money if a student is the one who is cancelling the booking.
12.4 In case accommodation owner is the one who want to cancel the booking, then in that case owner is agreeing to following clauses
(i) if accommodation provider cancels the booking within 10 of cooling period and with more than 30 days before the move in date , students will get 100% refund and owners will not be booked for next 3 months.
(ii) if accommodation provider cancels the booking within 10 days cooling period but less than 30 days of move in date , total refund to students and while the owners property will not be booked for next 6 months
(iii) If accommodation provider cancels the booking before or after the 10 days cooling time but with less than 15 days of move in date .in that case accommodation will be completely removed from the website and the property will never be advertised on our website
(iv) if accommodation owner cancels after both the installment are paid and your phone numbers and email id’s are shared with users, in that case our company has full right to file a case against the party .
In the entire four sub clauses user will be paid the refund and made sure that we find a suitable accommodation as soon as possible.
13. RENTEE’S CONDUCT
13.2 In using the Website and/or the Services and/or accepting any introduction of a User in respect of selected Accommodation, the Accommodation Provider agrees that it shall not seek to circumvent Lease Abroad by trying to make (or in fact making) a booking with the User directly and notifying us that the User has decided not to make a booking.
13.3 By downloading and/or using the Website, you agree not to upload, post, email or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment associated with the Services or Website.
13.4 You agree and undertake to keep your username and password confidential, not to disclose your password to any other person and not to permit any other person to log in to the Website using your username and password.
13.5 You agree not to interfere with the servers or networks connected to the Website or to violate any of the procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website, including these Terms of Service. You also agree not to:
(a) attempt to reverse engineer or sell, export, license, modify, copy, distribute or transmit the Website to any third party, or jeopardize the correct functioning of the Website, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes and infrastructure) that enables or underlies the Website;
(b) attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Website to which you do not possess access rights;
(c) impersonate any other person while using the Services or Website;
(d) conduct yourself in a vulgar, offensive, harassing or objectionable manner while using the Website;
(e) resell or export the software associated with the Website;
(f) use the Website to generate unsolicited advertisements or spam; or
(g) use any automatic or manual process to search or harvest information from the Website, or to interfere in any way with the proper functioning of the Website.
14. LEASE ABROAD’ RIGHTS
14.1 the right to refuse or withdraw your access to the Website in accordance with applicable laws for any reason at any time (with or without notice) if in Lease Abroad’ sole and absolute discretion you violate or breach any of these Terms of Service;
14.2 the right to suspend, amend or disable your profile without giving you notice or any reason;
14.3 the right to amend or update the Website, fees, billing methods or these Terms of Service from time to time; and
14.4 the right to report you to the police or other judicial body if Lease Abroad believes in its sole and absolute discretion that your conduct (whether in using the Website, our Services or otherwise) is unlawful.
15. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
15.2 Without limitation, this means that you may not sell, export, license, modify, copy, distribute or transmit the Website (or any part of it) or any material provided through the Website without Lease Abroad’ prior express written consent.
15.3 We provide you a worldwide license to use our property display rights. Any unauthorized use of the Website will result in the automatic termination of the limited license granted by us. Lease Abroad reserves the right to terminate the limited license without notice at any time following an unauthorized use by you of the Website.
15.4 Lease Abroad and its graphics, logos, icons and service names related to the Website are registered and unregistered trademark of Lease Abroad. Without a written permission from lease abroad it shouldn’t be used.
15.5 You agree that Lease Abroad owns the copyright for any content, whether textual, graphic, photographic or video, that it creates and publishes on its Website and you must not sell, export, license, modify, copy, distribute or transmit this content to any third party.
15.6 You grant Lease Abroad a royalty free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use your intellectual property, promote it on any electronic platform, advertize you property on other web platforms as well. For clarity, such use might include such matters as displaying your name and logo next to an Accommodation listing, or providing a link to your website.
15.7 Additionally, you grant us a royalty free, worldwide license to use your intellectual property rights in your name, logo and brand get-up (your “Brand”) for the purposes of promoting the Service by means of referring on the Website and in our electronic platforms and advertisement material to the fact of your participation in the Service, provided that in doing so we use reasonable efforts to ensure that we do not do anything which damages the goodwill in your Brand.
18. DATA SUBMITTED AND IT’S USAGE
18.1You agree lease abroad has a free right to change or comment, information (except for the personal information provided on the website). You can send idea’s to website and without compensation. Lease abroad has a right to use the information provided while acknowledgement , developing or modifying our services , payments , manufacturing and marketing products or services or improving our website or other services or products. For avoidance of any doubt, information collected or changed will be deemed as non confidential.
18.2 You agree that the information you submit on the website and published on website is public information and other users can view and comment on the information provided. However you can mail us and classify your info as public or you may like to change some of displayed info as private which will be only visible to the users who has made payment for your services.
19. NO WARRENTY OR LIABILITY LIMITS
Lease abroad provide services to both users and accommodation owners without any warranty or conditions weather express or statutory. Unless you are a coustmers, lease abroad specifically disclaims any implied warranties of title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Lease abroad assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the website, any delays on website: any losses occurring or damages arising from the use of services or website. We reserve the right to deliver the services and website in our sole and absolute discretion.
19.2 This article 19.2 only applies if you are a owner and not a consumer. Subject to article 19.4, Lease Abroad, its directors, staff and employees, shall not be liable for:
(a) loss of profits, business or revenue;
(b) loss or corruption of data, information or software;
(c) loss of business opportunity;
(d) loss of anticipated savings;
(e) loss of goodwill; or
(f) Any indirect or consequential loss, arising out of or in connection with the Services and/or Website or these Terms of Service, and whether or not advised of the possibility of damage.
19.3 This article 19.3 only applies if you are a consumer. If Lease Abroad fails to comply with these Terms of Service, Lease Abroad is responsible for loss or damage you suffer that is a foreseeable result of Lease Abroad’ breach of these Terms of Service or our negligence, but Lease Abroad is not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of our breach or if it was contemplated by you and Lease Abroad at the time we entered into this contract. Lease abroad provides the Services for domestic and private use. Lease abroad has no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
19.4 Lease Abroad does not seek to exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence, or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation on the part of Lease Abroad.
19.5 From time to time you may use or access services, promotions and websites of third parties (including without limitation Accommodation Providers). In using or accessing third party services, promotions and websites, you agree to be bound by the terms of service of such third parties governing their services, promotions and websites and hereby acknowledge that we shall not be responsible for the provision of services, accuracy of promotions or content of websites belonging or operated by third parties.
20.2 Any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with such matters (including non-contractual disputes or claims) will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of American and Indian courts.
22. TERMINATION OF SERVICES
23. CONTACT US
LEASE ABROAD 2400 86th street, suite 14 Urbandale, Iowa 50322
You can contact us at following details:-
Contact no. +15156611588