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  1. Hi, im hoping someone can help. I will breakdown my situation as simply as possible and hopefully i've posted in the right area. 5 Weeks ago i was given the opportunity to own my first horse. Although i can ride well we did lots of research surrounding the care and maintenance as we've never owned our own. We are looking for suitable grazing close to home and thought we'd dropped on lucky when i saw an ad posted on facebook: 1-2 half acre paddocks for rent £15 each pw & 1 acre paddock £30pw I immediately contacted the advertiser, they seemed genuine down to each people and she sent me the information which showed the rates above and some other terms. After a lengthy discussion we agreed to take a 1 acre paddock for £30pw. We were told that if we were to get another horse in the future they wouldn't allow 2 on 1/2 acre and we thought it would be better to have a larger plot anyway. When we initially went down to view it wasn't taped out and the guy explained that it would be measured. We paid the 4 weeks in advance to be followed then by a weekly payment of £30 so we would always be 4 weeks in advance. Our horse arrived a week later. 2 Weeks later the grass is gone and we're buying hay. No problem we expected the costs. However on watching location location a couple of nights ago we saw what and acre actually looks like and looked at google. where we found an acre comprises of around 4047 sqm. Off we went with our tape measure to find we have 900 sqm. Nowhere near enough for her to be on. We thought maybe the guy renting the land had been diddled too as we are just sup letting and he had rented off the land owner. I messaged to explain the problem to which the response was " Paul says they are not acre paddocks. He says when you came down he said a £15 paddock or a £30 paddock". Seems like they are backtracking. Paul did say this, with us assuming, as per their ad, that the £30 paddock would be an acre and sufficient for our horse. Do we have any rights here. It goes without saying she will now need to be moved. There is nowhere near enough land but we have paid in total £300 to them and received less than a 1/4 of the land we thought we were getting. obviously we are partly at fault for not realising. We genuinely just thought that we had an acre having never seen one before and we took it and paid our rent in good faith. Thanks so much in advance for any advice. Emma
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