Post # 1
I just want to get a bit of advice about our situation. We rented a private home that was advertised with a lake. We were going to host our wedding reception there. But now we find out with only a month left that the lake is not part of the property.
We have paid over $3000 in deposits and advance payments already.
What recourse do we have if we change venues to get our deposits back? Contract is a simple home rental contract, nothing about specific sites.
Post # 3
@anais77: While it’s wrong of them to advertise with a lake as a part of the property, I think since there isn’t anything in the contract about specific sites, you’re kind of stuck. False advertising isn’t illegal as long as it’s not in the contract, I don’t think?
I definitely would contact the owners of the home and try to get your deposit back. You can always try speaking with a lawyer, too. Maybe some of our legal gals will be able to provide more insight. Good luck hon!
Post # 4
How was the ad worded? “Lake Access,” “Lake View,” “Lake Front?” I have a hard time imagining any rental house property owning an entire lake.
Post # 5
Did you want to go out on the lake during your reception? Is that no longer possible?