There are several scenarios in which I will ask for a deposit:
If you are unable to provide me with any references or employment information as methods of screening, or follow any other verification methods, I will ask that you pay a deposit to secure our time together.
If you have previously cancelled a scheduled meeting with me on short notice, I require a deposit to secure our time together.
FIRST DATES LONGER THAN 6 HOURS
I also ask that any new clients pay a deposit of $200 for any dates scheduled for 6 hours or longer. For any date longer than 12 hours, I ask for a $500 deposit before I confirm our date.
If our date requires heavy correspondence and planning before meeting, I will ask for a deposit.
All travel expenses are to be paid by you, including my flights and transportation to and from airports. I book my own flights and will give you a quote based on my flight researched. You are to transfer me the cost of transportation before I can finalize a booking.
Before confirming our travel plans, I do ask for a deposit to secure our dates together and clear my schedule for the time we will be away.
My cancellation policy reflects the value of my time, and your willingness to comply assures me that you respect me and the way I conduct my business.
SHORTENING OUR TIME TOGETHER
Shortening our time together on arrival means that I will still require the agreed upon donation in full. When setting aside time for us, I make arrangements to clear my schedule for you, for the entire duration of our time together.
CANCELLING ON SHORT NOTICE
Any meeting cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be subject to a cancellation fee of 50% of the total amount; cancellations made within 24 hours of the booking are subject to a cancellation fee of 100%.
Any booking of 6 hours or longer cancelled within a week of the scheduled date will incur a $1,000 cancellation fee. I may choose to use this cancellation fee as a credit for a rescheduled appointment, should cancelling not be a regular occurrence for you.
For any no-show appointments, or appointments missed without any advance notice, I ask for the full amount, with no credit being applied to future appointments. This allows me to consider meeting you at another time.
CANCELLING AND OVERNIGHT OR TRAVEL DATE
I ask for a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice to avoid any penalty whatsoever, except for when I have made arrangements to travel out of town to our meeting or cancelled other travel plans to be available for our meeting. In these scenarios, I will ask for a cancellation fee all the same.