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PART I: PREAMBLE

NAME AND OBJECT OF THE CLUB
1. i) The name of the Club is Home House (‘the Club’)

ii) The address of the Club is Home House, 20 Portman Square, London W1H 6LW

iii) The object of the Club is to establish, maintain and conduct a club for the enjoyment and accommodation of its invited members and guests, and to provide for them such facilities as the Directors are able to provide at No. 19, 20 and 21 Portman Square and other such associated buildings as may be and become available.

CONSTITUTION
2. i) The Club is a proprietary club, the proprietor of which is Berkeley Adam Limited.
Berkeley Adam Limited (“the Company”) is a private Company owned by its
shareholders.

PART II: MEMBERSHIP OF THE CLUB

MEMBERSHIP
3. i) Membership of the Club will be by invitation only.

ii) The Club shall consist of Life members, Honorary members, Ordinary members, Intermediate members, Overseas members, Out of Town members, Corporate members, Young members, Social members and Temporary members.

iii) Other categories may be added as and when the membership committee decide. Similarly, certain categories of membership may be withdrawn at any given time without prior notice by the Membership Committee

PATRONS
4. i) The Company may appoint a Patron and Vice Patrons of the Club who may
not be members of the Club.

ii) A President and Vice Presidents of the Club may be appointed by the Company. They should be members of the Club and shall hold office until such time as the Company shall decide otherwise.

LIFE MEMBERS
5. i) The Membership Committee may invite to become an honorary member for life
any such person who has rendered exemplary service or benefit to the Club. Such membership to be ratified by the Board of Directors of the Company.

HONORARY MEMBERS
6. i) The Membership Committee may invite to become an honorary member
any person who in the opinion of the Committee :-

a) has rendered especially noteworthy service or benefit to the Club
b) will render special benefit or service to the Club
c) is a distinguished senior member of the Club
d) is a representative of an associated or affiliated club

ii) Honorary Membership is granted at the discretion of the Membership Committee. Such membership to be granted on an annual basis and reviewed by the Membership Committee each year. However, should the Membership Committee consider so, the membership may be withdrawn at anytime without prior notice.

iii) An Honorary Member shall not pay a joining fee or annual subscription; and in the event of a dissolution of the Club they shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

ORDINARY FULL MEMBERS
7. i) A person shall not be eligible for election as an ordinary member unless they
have attained the age of 21 years.

ii) A person becomes an ordinary member on being elected as such by the Membership Committee and on payment to the Club of all amounts due from them on account of their joining fee (if any) and their annual subscription for the year in which they are elected. If any such amount is not paid within the period prescribed by these Rules their election shall lapse.

iii) An ordinary member may introduce an additional ordinary member – spouse, partner, sons and daughters only – living at the same address without joining fee.

iv) In the event of a dissolution of the Club ordinary members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

INTERMEDIATE MEMBERS (WITHDRAWN)
8. i) A person may be eligible for election as an Intermediate member if they have
attained the age of 30 years and are under 35 years of age.

ii) An Intermediate member must notify the Membership Committee in writing immediately they cease to qualify as a young member, and the balance of their full subscription (if any) as a member shall become due and be paid to the Club within one calendar month of their ceasing to be a young member.

iii) In the event of a dissolution of the Club Intermediate members shall not have any right to , or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

OVERSEAS MEMBERS
9. i) A person may be eligible for election as an overseas member if their principal
private residence is outside the UK and they have attained the age of 21 years.

ii) An overseas member must notify the Membership Committee in writing immediately they cease to qualify as an overseas member, and the balance of their full subscription (if any) as a member shall become due and be paid to the Club within one calendar month of their ceasing to be an overseas member.

iii) In the event of a dissolution of the Club overseas members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

OUT OF TOWN MEMBERS (WITHDRAWN)
10. i) A person may be eligible for election as an overseas member if their principal
private residence is more than 25 miles from Portman Square and they have
attained the age of 21 years.

ii) An out of town member must notify the Membership Committee in writing immediately they cease to qualify as an out of town member, and the balance of their full subscription (if any) as a member shall become due and be paid to the Club within one calendar month of their ceasing to be an out of town member.

iii) In the event of a dissolution of the Club, Out of Town members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

YOUNG MEMBERS (WITHDRAWN)
11. i) A person may be eligible for election as a young if they have attained the age of
21 years and are under 30 years of age.

ii) A young member must notify the Membership Committee in writing immediately they cease to qualify as a young member and the balance of their full subscription (if any) as a member shall become due and be paid to the Club within one calendar month of their ceasing to be a young member.

iii) In the event of a dissolution of the Club Young members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

CORPORATE MEMBERS (WITHDRAWN)
12. i) A person shall not be eligible for election as a corporate members unless they
have attained the age of 21 years.

ii) A person becomes a corporate member on being elected as such by the Membership Committee and recommended by their company and on payment to the Club of all amounts due from them on account of their joining fee (if any) and their annual subscription for the year in which they are elected. If any such amount is not paid within the period prescribed by these Rules their election shall lapse.

iii) Should an individual corporate member leave their place of employ, their membership to the Club will automatically expire. Under such circumstances a person may re-apply for membership of the Club using the usual application process.

iv) Corporate Membership does not allow all members of a company to use the facilities of the club only the nominated employees elected by the Membership Committee will be allowed access to the Club.

v) In the event of a dissolution of the Club corporate members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

TEMPORARY MEMBERS
13. i) The Membership Committee may, on the recommendation in writing of any
member, invite a person who is a temporary visitor in England to become a temporary member for such period as the Committee may allow; but no one may be a temporary member;

a) with less than 24 hours written notice to the Membership Committee or
b) for longer than one calendar month or
c) more than three times in any period of 12 months.

ii) A temporary member may be required, at the Committee’s discretion, to pay a one off fee instead of a subscription.

iii) The Membership Committee may at any time withdraw a persons temporary membership.

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIPS
14. i) A person may be eligible for election as a Social member if they have attained the age of
21 years and above

ii) Social members are granted access to the Club’s facilities after 6pm Monday to Friday
as well as all day on Saturdays and Sundays and Bank Holidays. Gym usage is excluded at all times for this category of membership

iii) A social member must notify the Membership Committee in writing immediately they cease to qualify as a social member, and the balance of their full subscription (if any) as a member shall become due and be paid to the Club within one calendar month of their ceasing to be a young member.

iv) In the event of a dissolution of the Club Social members shall not have any right to, or claim upon, any property of the Club, or be required to share in the discharge of its obligations.

ELECTION OF CANDIDATES
15. i) Every candidate will be proposed by a member.

ii) A member who proposes a candidate is personally responsible for satisfying themselves and shall give assurances to the Membership Committee that the candidate is a fit and proper person to be a member of the Club. The candidate must be known by the proposer.

ELECTION PROCEDURE
16. i) Election shall be by secret ballot of the Membership committee, a ballot
being taken separately for each candidate.

ii) A candidate shall be declared not elected if, on the ballot box being opened, it appears that two or more members of the membership committee have voted no.

iii) No declaration shall be made either of the number of votes cast or the number who have voted for or against the candidate.

iv) No reason shall be given to any candidate in the event of their non election.

v) A successful candidate shall be invited by the Membership Committee to become a member of the Club.

RESIGNATION
17. i) No resignations will be accepted in the first year of membership (12 months from start date)

ii) A member may resign at any time by giving one month’s notice in writing to The Chairman of the Membership Committee but shall not be entitled to any refund of annual subscription or joining fee.

SUSPENSION AND EXPULSION
18. i) If, in the opinion of the Company or the Membership Committee, a member has
persistently infringed the rules or by laws of the Club or has been guilty (inside or outside the Club) of conduct prejudicial to the Club’s interests, the Company or the Membership Committee may suspend the member with immediate effect. If the member fails to give a satisfactory explanation of their conduct (either in person at a meeting of the Membership Committee or in writing sent to the Chairman of the Membership Committee) the Company or the Membership Committee may, by notice in writing to the Member, request them to resign with immediate effect.

If the Member does not comply with the request to resign the Membership Committee shall expel the Member and they shall cease to be a member of the Club.

ii) Except with the written consent of the Company no member shall introduce as a guest at the Club a person who has been suspended, required to resign or expelled, or whose name has been stuck off the register of members either for non payment of subscription or for any other reason, or has not been re-elected.

iii) In the case of serious breaches of the rules or serious misconduct the Company may at its absolute discretion expel any member with immediate effect.

iv) The Company may refuse admission to the Club any person in its absolute discretion and without giving any reason.

CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
19. i) If a Member

a) is sentenced to imprisonment, whether or not suspended, they shall forthwith cease to be a member of the Club unless the Company or the Membership Committee deem that special circumstances exist and membership should be permitted to continue.
b) has a trustee in bankruptcy appointed of their estate or enters into a voluntary arrangement with their creditors shall forthwith cease to be a member of the Club unless the Company or the Membership Committee deem that special circumstances exist and membership should be permitted to continue.

The Company or the Membership Committee may re-admit a person to membership, without payment of a joining fee or procedure of re-election, if in all the circumstances and after due enquiry it thinks fit to do so.

PART III: FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF MEMBERS

JOINING FEE
20. i) A person elected as a member shall pay a joining fee of the amount then in
force within 30 days after notice of their election has been sent to them by the Club.

ii) The amount of the joining fee shall be fixed from time to time by the Company; and any amount so fixed shall continue in force until the Company decides on a variation.

LIABILITY FOR ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
21. i) Except as provided by these Rules every member shall pay a subscription for
each year at the rate applicable for them that year.

ii) The rates of subscription for each year shall be fixed from time to time by the Company before December 1st in the preceding year: and any rate so fixed shall continue in force for each subsequent year until varied by the Company.

iii) The category of membership for each member shall be determined at the beginning of the year for which the subscription is payable.

PAYMENT OF ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
22. i) A member may (at their option) pay the current annual subscription

a) in a single lump sum equal to the current annual subscription
b) by monthly direct debit mandate

LIABILITY ON CESSATION OF MEMBERSHIP
23. i) If a member dies the whole of his subscription remaining unpaid for the year
shall be deemed as fully paid.

ii) A member who resigns voluntarily shall be liable to pay the balance of their annual subscription.

iii) In exceptional circumstances the Membership Committee may waive payment (in whole or part) of any amount due to the Club in respect of a member’s subscription.

ARREARS
24. i) If a member fails to pay any amount due from him to the Club (whether under
these rules or otherwise) within 30 days from the due date for payment then the Company or the Membership Committee may terminate or suspend their membership.

ii) The Company reserves the right to charge interest at the rate of 2½% above the Bank of England base rate per month on any overdue amounts.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP
25. i) A member may, with the approval of the Company, become a Life Member on
such terms as the Company may decide. A Life Member shall not pay a subscription, but otherwise shall retain the same rights, privileges and obligations as other members.

PART IV: MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB

MANAGEMENT OF THE CLUB
26. i) The affairs of the Club shall be managed by the Company, its Board of Directors
and employees

THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
27. i) The Membership committee shall be nominated by the Board of Directors of the
Company.

ii) The Membership Committee has full authority, as prescribed by the Board of Directors of the Company from time to time, over all matters relating to membership and its decision shall be final vis a vis the members.

PART V: MISCELLANEOUS AND GENERAL

28. i) The Company may make bye-laws for the regulation and management of the
Club and may amend or revoke any by laws so made; but no bye-law shall be inconsistent with these Rules.

BINDING EFFECT OF RULES AND BYLAWS
29. i) Every member shall be bound by these Rules and by any bylaws made under
rule 28.

ii) The Membership Committee shall notify every newly elected member of the existence of these Rules and of any bylaws then in force; and copies of the Rules and bye-laws in force for the time being shall be available at all times on the website.

CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
30. i) Every member of the Club shall, subject to these Rules and bye-laws for the
time being in force, be entitled to use and enjoy (in common with the other members of the Club) the Club premises and the facilities therein provided for the use of the member but shall not by reason of their membership be under any financial liability other than for the payment of their joining fee and annual subscription, and for the consumption of goods and services.

ii) A member shall not

a) use the Club for the purposes of any trade, profession or business or in a manner prejudicial to the Clubs interest; or
b) conduct themselves in a manner likely to cause discomfort, inconvenience or annoyance to other members, or behave in such a manner as to bring the Club into disrepute

iii) A member shall at all times be responsible for the conduct of their guests in the Club and must take due care to ensure both they and their guests leave the premises quietly without disturbance to close neighbours.

TRANSACTIONS IN WHICH MEMBERS INTERESTED
31. i) A member shall not directly or indirectly, enter into any transaction involving or
relating to the supply to the Club of goods or services, without the previous approval of the Company.

MEMBERS ADDRESSES AND NOTICES
32. i) Every member shall promptly inform the Chairman of the Membership Committee of any change of home address or of their bank details directly in writing by email

ii) Any notice documents or communication to be sent to a member under these Rules shall be deemed to be properly given if sent by post or otherwise to their address last notified to the Membership Committee, and if sent by post it shall be deemed to be issued when posted.

MEMBERS PROPERTY
33. i) Property entrusted by a member or their guest/guests to a member of Club staff
for safe custody or for any other purpose, or left on the Club’s premises, shall be at the members own risk; and the Club shall not be liable for any loss of, or damage to, such property or for any consequential loss or damage of any description.

CLUB STAFF
34. i) A member shall not at any time employ a member of Club staff outside the Club,
except with the written permission of the Membership Committee or a Director of the Company.

COMPLAINTS
35. i) All complaints shall be made in writing to the Chairman of the Committee.

ii) A member shall not personally reprimand a member of staff.

RECIPROCAL ARRANGEMENTS
36. i) The Company may enter into reciprocal arrangements with other Clubs or bodies
on such terms as it shall decide from time to time and any such arrangements may be terminated or modified by the Company at any time. Such arrangements (if any) will be communicated to members.

PART VI: BYLAWS

HOURS
37. i) The Club is open seven days a week.

ii) The Company may direct that the Club be closed for a specified period for public holidays, staff holidays, cleaning or restoration, or any other reason appearing to the Company to justify temporary closure.

MEALS AND REFRESHMENTS
38. i) Meals and refreshments may be ordered within the times specified by the company and
can be varied from time to time.

ii) No table shall be kept for a member unless it is a formalised booking.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
39. i) Intoxicating beverages will be supplied only to bona fide members and their
guests. Alcoholic beverages may be supplied to persons attending a private or previously arranged event if a bona fide member is present. The consumption of alcohol will be permitted during the general licensing hours in force subject to such extensions as may be available to the Club.

BEDROOMS
40. i) The bedrooms and suites are available for the use of members and their guests.

ii) When reserving a bedroom, a member and guest is bound by the booking policy as outlined at the time of the reservation.

CHILDREN
41. i) Children will be permitted when accompanied by their parents during the weekends and on public holidays until 6pm (but not allowed in the bars).

ii) By proper arrangement with the Club Management, accompanied children may be permitted to attend previously arranged private parties or reside in bedrooms and suites.

CORKAGE
42. i) There will be a charge on each bottle of wine and each bottle of spirit brought
into the Club by a member for consumption on the premises. No member may bring food or beverage on to the premises without the prior written permission of the Company or its representative.

DEPOSITED LUGGAGE
43. i) A member may not deposit luggage for store at the Club unless specifically agreed
in writing by the Club Management.

DRESS CODE
44. i) Members and their guests should be appropriately dressed in the Club. Whilst
there is no specific standard or code, the Company reserves the right to refuse admission to the Club if the standard of dress is considered to be inappropriate.

DRUGS & ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
45. i) Non-prescription drugs are not permitted on the premises at any time. The
consumption of illegal substances by whatever means is strictly prohibited and any member or guest of member found in possession of such substances will be ejected and reported to the police.

ii) Any member found guilty of consuming or bringing illegal substances onto the premises, or whose guest is found guilty of such acts, will have their membership terminated with immediate effect.

GAMING
46. i) No betting, wagering, game with dice (except Backgammon) or gaming shall take
place on the Club premises, nor shall any game of hazard or chance be played other than for nominal stakes.

IRRITATING GADGETS
47. i) The use of mobile phones is permitted throughout the Club with the following
restrictions:
a) In the restaurant, members are requested to use the silent, meeting or vibrate mode to avoid nuisance to other diners.

ii) Members who use mobile phones, causing nuisance to other members and their guests, will be asked to cease doing so or may be asked to leave the Club.

iii) The use of laptop computers is not permitted in the restaurant or health spa.

iv) Personal audio equipment may be used provided they are not audible to other members.

v) Members should not use such equipment in the bedrooms in such a way as to annoy or inconvenience other members.

NEIGHBOURS
48. i) In consideration of our neighbours, members are required to leave the premises
quietly at all times and to ensure the quiet departure of their guests.

PAYMENTS
49. i) Members may pay for services and goods supplied by using cash, credit or charge
card.

PETS
50. i) A member may bring a dog into the Club. Dogs must be accompanied by the member and be kept on a lead at all times and not allowed on furniture and laps. We reserve the right to refuse entry to badly behaving dogs.

ii) No other pets are allowed.

PHOTOGRAPHY
51. i) The taking of photographs or digital images is not permitted without the
permission in writing of the Sales and Marketing Director.

POST
52. i) Members may not collect mail at the Club. Letters, parcels, etc. will not be
forwarded to a members private address. Verbal instructions will not be accepted for the re-direction of mail. Home House will not take responsibility for post received or delivered.

PRIVATE PARTIES
53. i) Members may, by prior arrangement with the Club Management, hold private
parties in the designated areas.

ii) The Company may close the Club or any part thereof, for a private party, for any period they deem fit. No member shall be entitled to a refund of any part of their joining fee or subscription in the event of such closing.

iii) From time to time the Club Management may hold a private party for the members and guests at which time limited numbers may attend and for which an additional entrance fee may be levied.

SMOKING
54. i) Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Club accept in the designated outside
areas.

USE OF THE CLUB ADDRESS
55. i) The name and address of the Club shall not be given by a member as their
address for the purpose of identification in connection with legal proceedings or in any advertisement, prospectus, business circular or other commercial document, or give the Club as a business reference

VISITORS
56. i) Members may entertain a maximum of three guests on any visit unless a private
party or restaurant reservation has been confirmed or a greater number of guests has been previously agreed with the Duty Manager of the Club.

ii) Each guest must be signed in by the host member

iii) The Club may charge a daily entrance fee for guests of members.

iv) Guests who arrive at the Club in advance of their host member will be asked to wait in the Front Hall until the member arrives to sign them in.

v) When accompanied by a member guests may use the full facilities of the Club with the exception of the Health Spa (allowable with a fee).

INTERPRETATION
57. i) The Company shall be the sole authority as to the interpretation of the rules,
regulations and bye-laws of the Club.

Adopted on 17th February 1998 amended October 2017