(Short Term and/or Vacation Rentals)

THIS AGREEMENT, by and between:____________________________________(hereinafter called "Owner") and Walt Flood Realty (Walter W. Flood, Realtor), a Hawaii real estate firm(hereinafter called "Agent"), wherein the parties hereby agree as follows:

AGENCY.Owner exclusively appoints Agent to rent, lease, operate, and manage on the owner's behalf the property located at: (address)_________________________________________________________________________________

Property Name:__________________________________ Unit #_____________________

TERM. This agreement shall be for an initial period of twelve months beginning on:_______________, 20____ and shall be automatically renewed for successive one year terms thereafter. However, this agreement may be terminated by either party upon sixty (60) days written notice. Termination of this agreement does not invalidate any existing rental agreements made by Agent on Owner's behalf. Upon termination, Owner shall continue to be responsible or shall cause to be completed all obligations or expenses incurred hereunder by the Agent. In the event this agreement is terminated, or the property is sold, the Owner shall honor all confirmed reservations.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF AGENT.  Agent agrees to and shall:

      (a) Complete an initial property inspection and prepare a condition report of the unit. If necessary, make recommendations to Owner and prepare unit for occupancy.
      (b) Use its best efforts to promote unit for rent and be diligent in the management of the property.
      (c) Collect all rents for property and deposit same in a special trust account in an insured financial institution authorized to do business in the State of Hawaii. Owner understands and agrees that all funds may be placed in an interest bearing account and the interest shall accrue to the benefit of the Agent.
      (d) Provide Owner with a monthly statement of income and expenses for the property. To the extent there are amounts available for distribution to the owner; agent shall distribute the amount to the owner or as owner may direct.
      (e) Contract for services and authorize expenditures on Owner's behalf for housekeeping and regular maintenance. Agent shall obtain prior written approval from Owner for any expenditure in excess of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) except for what the Agent shall in its best judgment consider an emergency

RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNER.  Owner agrees to and shall:

      (a) Furnish and maintain unit in accordance with recommended inventory and maintenance standards as may be established from time to time by Agent.
      (b) Allow Agent to establish rental rates for the property and to permit reasonable discounts for seasonal changes, travel agents, groups, etc.
      (c) Allow Agent to make the decisions required in the day to day operation of the vacation rental of the property, including but not limited to the return of reservation deposits, or moving of a guest into or out of the Owner's property.
      (d) Provide Agent sixty (60) days written notice for Owner and Owner's guest reservations.
      (e) Provide Agent with written notification within five (5) business days of a listing agreement if the property is for sale. And to notify Agent prior to authorizing access to the property to anyone.
      (f) Provide Agent with Owner's General Excise Tax License and Transient Accommodations Tax License numbers.
      (g) Provide Agent with Owner's U.S. Federal Tax Identification number or Social Security number.
      (h) Provide Liability Insurance coverage for the property with minimum limits of $300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage to others. The Agent shall be named as additional insured and shall be furnished with a copy of the insurance policy and a certificate of insurance.
      (i) It is understood and agreed that the Agent and/or the Agent's employees,contractors, independent contractors, and/or service personnel are not liable for any damage to the above described unit, missing inventory, breakage, and/or theft, caused by the Tenant and/or the Tenant's Guests. Additionally,the Agent is not liable, or responsible for any lost rent, Tenant's moving out charges, and/or lawyer's fees and charges.

   AGENT'S FEES.   Owner is advised and agrees to pay the following:

     (a) Agent is allowed by Owner to accept credit cards and to deduct for credit card or bankcard fees from the Owner's proceeds.
      (b) A fee of five percent (5%) of the gross revenues or ten dollars ($10) per day, which ever is greater for Owner's Guess/Family/Friends' Reservations.
      (c) A fee of twenty five percent (25%) of the gross revenues for management services for short term or vacation type rentals (reservations of less than 180 days).
      (d) A pro-ration charge for advertising for short-term, and/or vacation rentals, at $75.00/month.
      (e) A fee of ten percent (10%) of the gross revenues for management services for long term (leases of more than 180 days).
      (f) A minimum charge for administration and accounting, at $50.00/month.
      (g) A fee of ten percent (10%) on the total charge for repairs, upgrades, restoration, and maintenance.
      (h) Plus, the Agent will assess/charge the Owner the Hawaii Gross Excise tax (currently at 4.712%) on all the above fees and charges.

   AGENCY START-UP FEE.    Upon the execution of this Agreement, the Owner shall paytwo hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) to the Agent as a non-refundable start-up fee. The Agent shall use such feeto pay initial administrative expenses of including the premises (property) in its rental program, to conduct a complete inventory of all furniture and furnishings in the rental unit, to produce a condition/inspection report of the premises, appliances and contents, and to pay other sums initially required for the performance of its duties under this agreement.

   DISCLAIMER OF GUARANTEES.   The Owner understands and agrees that Agent has made no guarantees (written or verbal) of occupancy or income levels for the property.

   HOLD HARMLESS.   The Owner agrees that Agent shall not be liable for any claim for loss or injury to any person or property located on the property subject to this agreement, except for loss or injury caused by Agent's gross negligence or willful misconduct, and Owner shall hold Agent harmless and indemnify Agent for any such claim or liability.

   GOVERNING LAW.   This is the entire Agreement between the parties and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii. This Agreement shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of Owner or Agent.


SIGNED in duplicate this __________ day of_____________, 20 ____.
Receipt of a copy of this Agreement is acknowledged by both parties.

       OWNER:                       AGENT: Walt Flood Realty
                                   Walter W. Flood, Realtor, PB 
  By: __________________________     By: _____________________________
     It's ______________________        It's _________________________
  Date:_________________________     Date:____________________________

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