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02-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Tenant has reported hairline crack in bathroom sink. Is this the tenants responsibility? Thanks
02-06-2007, 08:59 AM
That would depend on the cause of the crack, if it was there before the tenancy agreement and weather it is noted on the inventory.
If it is clear that the tenant has dropped something into the sink that has caused damage, and you have a full inventory, then this will be down to the tenant.
02-06-2007, 09:56 AM
Environmental Health ALWAYS say that its down to the LL to get the work done and then depending on the cause of the damage you can then reclaim it bck from the tenant.
02-06-2007, 15:38 PM
Has the sink been put in very recently? If so, it could be down to a manufacturing fault and you should be able to get a replacement.
02-06-2007, 22:44 PM
Although it is easy to blame tenants for such damage, it is a fact that due to the stresses introduced during manufacture, porcelain items of this nature can crack at any time for absolutely no reason.
Once when living in my first maisonnette many years ago I was awoken at about 3:00 am by a steady dripping sound. I went to investigate and in my bathroom found the carpet sodden: the 10 year old W.C. cistern had developed a crack from top to bottom. I turned the water off, flushed the loo and went back to bed. The following morning I acquired and fitted a new cistern. Job done.
As a result, I always turn my water off at the mains when I leave my property for more than 24 hours, and it is a condition in all my AST's that my tenants do likewise. I hate to think of the damage that in this instance could have occurred to my underneath neighbour's ceiling if I had been on holiday when the cistern had cracked and the water had remained on.
16-06-2007, 20:09 PM
It is better you ask the tenant directly about the crack in the Bathroom Sink before blamming them. :)
20-06-2007, 08:56 AM
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