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  • Fargesia
    started a topic Damage to property

    Damage to property

    We have a tenant who has broken 2 paving slabs on the property. I was just wondering if we just claim on our Landlord's insurance policy and deal with the cost of repairing them ourselves, or should the tenant be expected to pay for the damage they did?

    Thanks for any advice.

  • Ted.E.Bear
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    It strikes me that this is caused by poor installation or maintenance. A slab on a driveway is surely meant to be driven on.

    Maybe he should have called, rather than try to fix it himself, but plenty of landlords would get annoyed about something that trivial.
    The cost of re-laying a loose slab isn't likely very different from the cost of replacing it anyway.

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  • theartfullodger
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    Explain either resolution to broken slabs or they will be evicted. Any repairs to be done by your nominated workmen

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  • Fargesia
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    Thank you for your advice. The tenant says that one of the slabs was loose and they removed it and then accidentally broke it. The other one, they don't know how it got broken. It's on a driveway, so probably a vehicle driving over it broke it. The tenant didn't report either broken slab when it happened, but we saw it in the last property inspection.

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  • mind the gap
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    I would agree that normally such damage should be attended to at the end of the tenancy if the T hasn't sorted it by then (where appropriate). However, if the damage leaves the paving stones in a dangerous state (e.g trip hazard), probably best to inform T in writing that you are organising a repair (tell them approx cost) and that you will claim from deposit when they leave.

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  • leaseholder64
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    The most common way of breaking paving slabs is driving vehicles over them. They are not designed for more than humans.

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  • Interlaken
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    More to the point is how did the break occur? If they picked it up and smashed it or hit slab with a lump hammer then yes it is their fault but what if there is some subsidence,natural movement under the slabs or broke due to poor groundworks? Sometimes these things just happen

    How did it happen?

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  • Fargesia
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    Thank you both for the advice.

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  • theartfullodger
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    Do nothing until he leaves & you know if he's fixed it, if there is more damage and/or unpaid arrears

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  • DPT57
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    They should be expected to pay in my view. I wouldn't have thought it worth an insurance claim for 2 paving slabs. The increase in premium would probably be more than the cost.

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