Legal language needed for wedding contract
December 17, 2013 8:08 AM Subscribe
How should I word a clause in a contract which states that we will receive a refund on our deposit for a wedding reception venue if that business is sold or goes out of business?
posted by lovableiago to Law & Government (6 answers total)
YANML, but: I am about to sign a contract for the venue where we will be having our wedding reception in about 18 months. In reviewing the contract, the only issue I saw was that there was no clause about receiving a refund on our deposit (half the venue rental fee, due upon signing of this contract) if this place is sold or goes out of business (unlikely, but we're a ways out and I suppose anything could happen). I pointed this out to the owner, and she was fine with me inserting the language saying that they will refund us whatever we've already paid them if the business changes hands (if that prevented us from using the space) or went under.
I have no idea how to word this (and the one attorney I know is unreachable at the moment--trying to figure this out, sign, and return the contract ASAP). The contract itself is written pretty clearly (i.e. not wrought with convoluted legalese) so I don't think this needs to be anything complicated. Can someone give me a clue or point me in the right direction of some boilerplate language I could adapt?