Glass vessel sink exploded-am I liable??

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    Glass vessel sink exploded-am I liable??

    Hello there!

    I am a new user to this forum so first of all: hello everybody!

    Ive noticed that a similar question has been posted a while back, but it would be great to get some advice!

    I have recently moved into a sublet room with an en-suite bathroom with a glass vessel sink,which is only supported by a pole. Yesterday when I was in the bathroom, the whole thing shattered into one million pieces but fortunately I was not injured by the glass. I immediately told my housemates about it, who are on the tenancy agreement. They rang the agency which informed them, that they had to pay for the broken sink.

    I did some research on this subject, as I was completely gobsmacked by how the agency was handling things. My brother-in-law is a glazier and he confirmed to me that glass vessel sinks are a hazard and are known to explode due various factors. The internet is also plastered with horror stories about tempered glass breaking. I am aware of the Landlord and tenancy agreement covenants etc... however if something is known to be a hazard, is there a way that I do not become liable for payment?

    Any help would greatly appreciated!!

    Many thanks,

    Under what basis do you have to pay for it?
    Allow tenants to protect their own deposits. I want free money when they do it wrong


      Originally posted by M86 View Post
      ....Yesterday when I was in the bathroom, the whole thing shattered into one million pieces but fortunately I was not injured by the glass. ...
      And you've absolutely no idea how this suddenly happened and it's nothing to do with you??
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


        If this type of sink is quoted on the web as '' a danger '' then i would suggest you print off the various threads and present them to the LL/Agent as ask WHY they fitted such a hazard, to be fair the LL may of been trying to make the bathroom look more upmarket.... but on the cheap, thus the glass sink which to be honest does not sound very sensible for a BTL Property.... as said above though, are you really sure nothing hit the sink or there was some kind of '' accident '' ? If not, then argue your case, normal (not dangerous by the sounds of it) sinks can be picked up for £40, which as a LL myself i would prefer to be fitted, how much are they saying this exploding sink is worth ?


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