My tenant has with held a portion of her rent as she believes i am liable for an injury on her kitten!
I had arranged for a maintenance company to attend the property to cut and fit a new kitchen work top. The work men left the property, and when my tenant returned she says her kitten had been hit on the head by a piece of wood left by the workmen leaning against the kitchen wall.
She says she has paid vets bills of £600 and believes that either the contractor or myself are liable. I have asked her to deal directly with the contractor and to request their insurance details, but she says they have ignored her calls, and been rude to her (i don't believe this to be true).
She says she now believes that i too may be liable.
I have no idea as i can't seem to find a clear cut legal answer.
My first thought is she should claim on her own pets insurance (which she doesn't have) or should write directly to the contractor....