Welcome to SabbaticalHomes.com (the “Site”). The Site is provided as a service to our customers. Please review the following terms and conditions of use, which govern your use of the Site (the “Agreement”).

Your use of the Site constitutes your compliance to follow and be bound by the Agreement. We reserve the right to update or modify this Agreement at any time without prior notice. You are encouraged to periodically review the Agreement. For the most current version of the Terms of Use, please click the “Terms of Use” hypertext link located in the footer section of the Site. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Site.

Terms and Conditions

By using SabbaticalHomes.com, you agree to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use the Site is personal to you and is non-transferable. You are responsible for your own account(s) and listing(s) made on the Site (including safeguarding your username and password) and for ensuring that your account fully complies with the provisions of this agreement.

You agree to license advertising space on SabbaticalHomes.com. SabbaticalHomes.com is solely a home and tenant listing service. Let it be known that the Site in no way regards itself as a property management or a real-estate brokerage company. The Site provides a means for property owners in academe to advertise their home listings as available properties to rent, exchange, sit, or share from the time of posting until the property is exchanged, rented, tended or shared.

You agree to adhere to the highest professional standards. This includes responding to inquiries within two business days. You are solely responsible for all aspects of the properties for rent, exchange, sit, or share as described in your listing(s), including, but not limited to: payment processing, fulfillment, delivery of keys and other materials, customer service, invoicing and collection.

You may choose to withdraw your listing(s) at any time. It is your responsibility to periodically review your listing(s).

You hereby warrant that you are the owner, or licensee, of all content Data associated with your listing(s), including, but not limited to: photographs, trademarks and other material provided—and that you have all rights to grant SabbaticalHomes.com the license. You are solely and exclusively responsible for the protection of any and all intellectual property.

SabbaticalHomes.com may redesign or alter the layout and appearance of any listing. The Site reserves the right to publish any and all feedback and other online reviews of the listing.

Upon written notification from you, reasonable efforts will be made to correct listing information not otherwise accessible to you. The Site reserves the right to terminate listings. Properties may not be substituted without prior approval. You grant SabbaticalHomes.com, in connection with the website and its promotional and advertising materials, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, organize, make copies of, and publicly display the Data (including any title, licenses, property trade names, photographs, trademarks, service marks and other proprietary information) and, except with respect to trademarks, to modify and create derivative works of such Data. You agree to forever hold SabbaticalHomes.com harmless with respect to any liabilities, claims, damages, costs or fees related to a breach of this section.

SabbaticalHomes.com retains all rights, title, and interest in all SabbaticalHomes.com proprietary information embodied in the Site, and no license is hereby granted to you by SabbaticalHomes.com nor is in any way implied by this Agreement. The Site will not be liable for any inaccuracies in the Data or Information included in the house or tenant listings, nor will it have any liability under any circumstances for any consequential or punitive damages. You are solely and exclusively responsible for checking the local laws in regard to city, county, state zoning and country requirements. SabbaticalHomes.com will not refund any fees paid due to failure of checking properties zoning. SabbaticalHomes.com does not warrant that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. In no event shall SabbaticalHomes.com be liable to you for any special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages, including lost profits, however caused, on any theory of liability, including, but not limited, to product liability.

Common Sense Advice

Many cities have enacted strict laws governing short-term housing. If you are listing a home for temporary stays, it's essential to familiarize yourself with the following regulations: zoning, homeowners' association rules, business permitting, safety & health code requirements, and taxes. You are responsible for recording and reporting all applicable taxes.

Privacy Policy

We pledge that all information provided to us on our web site will not be given, rented, sold or traded with any organization outside of SabbaticalHomes.com. We believe in a strong electronic privacy policy. You can choose the extent of personal information you would like to share on your profile and/or listing(s). Your email will only be revealed to whomever you choose to contact.

The purpose of SabbaticalHomes.com is to enable academics to form a circle of trust with people of high ethical standards to help with the ever-difficult task of finding trustworthy tenants and landlords.

Inquiries will be automatically forwarded to the advertising member’s email address unless we suspect a potential risk. The person making the inquiry will not know the member’s email address until a reply is sent. If an inquiry seems questionable or fraudulent, you are required to contact us.

Disclaimer

SabbaticalHomes.com strives to keep the highest level of quality assurance but takes NO responsibility for any of the information posted in its database. It is entirely the responsibility of the parties involved to confirm all the details given here by whatever means they feel appropriate.

Your use of the Site is at your sole risk, and you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with your use of the Site. SabbaticalHomes.com shall not be liable for any damages of any kind related to your use of the Site.

Common Sense Advice

Before renting, subletting, exchanging, sitting, or sharing a home, we strongly advise that all parties conduct a thorough reference check. Never use Western Union money transfer or MoneyGram for sending money to any person who you do not know personally.

Landlords should obtain credit checks whenever possible. Even if a trustworthy relationship has been established, a signed lease to settle rental and home exchange agreements between parties should be considered. Landlords should check the provisions of their home insurance to make sure they are covered for any damages caused by a third party. Because real estate laws vary between areas, it is advisable to research one’s local government tenant-landlord law resources.