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    I accidentally burnt the kitchen worktop and my student accommodation is asking me for the full £192 it would cost to repair it. Is this cost reasonable?
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    Yes. You burnt it, you pay for it.
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    (Original post by j.forsey97)
    Hi
    I accidentally burnt the kitchen worktop and my student accommodation is asking me for the full £192 it would cost to repair it. Is this cost reasonable?
    No. The worktop was not perfect when you damaged it, and was already part way through its useful life.
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    yes, it doesn't matter if it's old, the worktop should last a long time and it now has to be replaced early because of you
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    yes, it doesn't matter if it's old, the worktop should last a long time and it now has to be replaced early because of you
    You must be under the impression that, if I damage your car beyond repair in an accident, you will receive a new one, despite the fact yours was five years old. The law on indemnity makes it clear that this is not the case.
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    (Original post by j.forsey97)
    Hi
    I accidentally burnt the kitchen worktop and my student accommodation is asking me for the full £192 it would cost to repair it. Is this cost reasonable?
    Hi,

    Do you live in Scotland, or England
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You must be under the impression that, if I damage your car beyond repair in an accident, you will receive a new one, despite the fact yours was five years old. The law on indemnity makes it clear that this is not the case.
    this is the norm in rented accommodation, most places will set out a price list explaining what each thing will cost... OP is not realistically going to get anywhere challenging it
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    See the rules of betterment: if the item in question is not new, then they cannot ask you to pay for it on a 'new for old' basis. Instead, they can only ask you to pay a sum which reflects the useful life which the item had left before you damaged it.

    http://www.arla.co.uk/info-guides/in...apportionment/
    http://www.lettingsinventoryclerk.co.uk/9.html
    http://www.propertyhawk.co.uk/index....e=bible&id=230
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    (Original post by doodle_333)
    this is the norm in rented accommodation, most places will set out a price list explaining what each thing will cost... OP is not realistically going to get anywhere challenging it
    I don't agree. My son broke the hob in his rented flat; it was old, and he ended up paying (IIRC) about a half of the cost of the new one.
 
 
 
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