Shed Broken into - who is responsible for the repair of the shed?

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    Shed Broken into - who is responsible for the repair of the shed?

    Hi,

    My tenant had her shed broken into and a door & lock damaged. The managing agent has said its her responsibility to get it repaired. I am not convinced - I think its my responsibility? I put the shed in when i used to live there.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks

    #2
    Who put on the lock? If it did not originally have a lock and the tenant put on the lock, then there is a potential argument to be made that the tenant is responsible for the lock and the repair (as they forced the burglar to break the door in a shed that was only designed to store plant pots). You are not responsible for tenants possessions.

    Failing the above, you are likely responsible.

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      #3
      Your shed....Your inventory....Your responsibility. Is it really worth upsetting a good tenant & quibbling over minor repairs? I think not.

      Go with your gut instinct & be a good LL.

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        #4
        How do we know she is a good T?

        IMO Ts job to report break in to Police and get Crime No for Ins Co.

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          #5
          Sheds are frequently used to store gardening implements, which can be used to break into property. Therefore they should come with locks. I'd pay up.

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