damage to property

0 Thanks
2 Posts
12 years ago
Hi there,

I have been contacted, by our tenant, to advise that the shower head fell off the wall bracket (which apparently has been lose for a while, although this is the first time we have been advised of this), at the weekend, into the bath, causing a crack in the centre of the bath, which the tenant has taken on themselves to fill with ronseal enamel sealer.
Am I within my rights to;
1. question why they did not advise me, before this incident occurred, of lose wall bracket, so I could have rectified that, and avoided this happening?
2. request that they do not attempt DIY repairs, in future, and let me know instead imemdiately of any such damage, so I can decide appropriate action.
3. once I have 3rd party advice, if the damage to the bath means a new bath is required, that this should be paid out of their deposit?

Your advice/comments would be gratefully received!

Please Login

You must be logged in to participate in our forums, to continue please login below.

Not a member? From only £99 you can join in the discussion and get access to member's only resources and services.

As the home for landlords, the NRLA are here to help you save time, save money, and stay compliant. NRLA membership gives you access to a vast range of expertise, resources, and exclusive member benefits and savings, designed to help and empower members. We also play a pivotal role in campaigning and championing the interests of landlords.