Is a reciept of deposit a legal document?

UPDATED: Feb 16, 2012

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Is a reciept of deposit a legal document?

I placed a deposit on a location for a wedding, with the correct date written on the receipt. They said the contract only had to be submitted 90 days before wedding, so I did not do so right away. After leaving, the site entered the wrong date into their reservations, then reserved the date a second time, AFTER I placed my deposit. They will not honor the date to me, as the other group already submitted their contract. Does my receipt count as a legal document for them to hold the date for me?

Asked on February 16, 2012 under Business Law, Florida


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The receipt for deposit is a legal document setting forth a reservation of a set date provided the reservation money is actually paid per the contract presumed to have been given to you by the owner of the venue of where the wedding was to be in a timely manner.

The problem is that there are two slated weddings for the venue that you want due to some error on the part of the person or entity that owns the venue.

I suggest that you have a face to face meeting with the owner of the venue where the wedding is to be held on the agreed upon date to see what accomodations can be made as to you. The problem that you might have is that the other wedding party submitted their contract before yours was submitted.

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