There are several differences between private owners and professional owners:
Click&Boat will process your payment the day following the first day of your rental (between Monday and Friday). This means that rentals taking place and/or starting on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday will not be paid until the following Monday (unless it is a bank holiday).
If you are a professional owner, you will receive the payment for the rental according to the payment conditions that you have agreed to with Click&Boat during the validation of your professional account. Please note that all 1 day rentals will be paid on the day following the rental.
The timeframe to receive payments varies depending on your geographical location and your bank, however in general payments are made in 2-5 business days; bank holidays and weekends can of course delay payments.
If you are a private owner, Click&Boat will provide a standard rental contract as well as a damage report for each booking accepted on the platform. Therefore you don't need to provide your own contract.
You can find this contract in your Click&Boat account by clicking "Bookings", then "Download the contract".
If you are a professional owner, your contract takes precedence over the rental contract provided by Click&Boat. Therefore you must provide your own contract for your Click&Boat rentals.
For each booking, you can download the invoice for a rental made through Click&Boat from the "My Bookings" section (or in "History" if the rental has already taken place).
This invoice shows the amount of commission taken by Click&Boat, including VAT.
Like with the contracts, professional owners must provide their own invoice showing the total amount of the rental and send it to their clients.
- Damages & Disputes
If renting with a private owner, the deposit is managed by Click&Boat, by taking a digital imprint of the card used during the payment of your booking.
This digital imprint does not take any money from your bank account and the card is not debited during the booking either. Only if a damage claim case is raised is this deposit taken.
In the event of a damage dispute, the private owner will ask Click&Boat to open a damage claim case that will automatically send an email to both the owner and the renter in order to proceed with the dispute.
In each case, Click&Boat does not decide the outcome and will always ask the owner to provide documentation for their dispute request (rental contract, dammage report, invoice, quotes, photos, etc.).
For rentals with a professional owner, the professional owner deals with the deposit and payment conditions themselves, therefore Click&Boat cannot intervene in any case.
- Cancellation Conditions :
The cancellation conditions are decided by the owner and are indicated on the boat listing. Private owners have a choice of options that can be found under this link.
When a renter cancels a booking, Click&Boat commit to reimbursing the rental amount according to the cancellation conditions applicable, minus the Click&Boat commission and service charges.
For rentals with a professional owner, their cancellation conditions apply which can also be found on the boat listing. For these rentals, it is the owner who fully manages their cancellation conditions, and therefore both Click&Boat and the tenant must respect them.
We always advise you to communicate with the owner to confirm their cancellation conditions before making your booking.