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Where will the tenant stand if their landlord does not fund the repairs for a door that was broken by the gardening company they hired?
Hi can I have some advice please? I live in a private rented property in the North East. The garden maintenance is down to me understandably. Today I paid a private gardening Company to come and strip my back garden, remove garden cuttings and spray weedkiller. I was quoted £35 and was happy with this. 2 men came today. They seemed friendly and I left the money out for my partner to pay them as I had to pop out. When I came back my back door glass had been smashed and yhe gardeners had left. When I spoke to my partner he told me that one of the lads had said it was like this when they got there and that they had taken a pic for evidence. This is untrue as I know it wasn't smashed and the glass is still cracking now as it would with q fresh cut. The man took my money and left. My partner didn't want to challenge him as I wasn't there and my partner didn't have any pictures to prove the door wasn't broken, they where on my phone as I'd taken pictures earlier that day for quotes for something else. When I rang the business the man said the door was already like this and he would return next week to decide weather it is his fault and replace if it is. He then hung up on me. The smash is off a stone that the Strummer has flicked up and hit the glass. You can see this as there is an impact hole in the glass and the stone is on the floor infront of the door. My landlord u derstandably will probably not fund the repairs. Where will I stand regarding this issue? He was paid cash in hand. I have pictures for proof but now my door is insecure and I cannot fund the repairs. I have threatened the man with police action but I am now being ignored

Anonymous

18th April 2022

Top Answer
NQ. Unfortunately I think you would have a very difficult time proving one way or the other. You could make a small claims/Money Online claim but at the end of the day it is your word against theirs. I took a company to court they were found guilty of breach of contract but throughout they lied - unfortunately the judge believed some of it and there is absolutely nothing I could do. I wonder if you explained the situation to the landlord if it may be heard on good terms? In regards the Police, good luck with that they won't be interested again as its your word against theirs. Someone may comment on here and offer a different point of view.....

Robert Dennis

18th April 2022

He has now blocked me also so I cannot contact him further.

Anonymous

18th April 2022

NQ- Trading standards?

Kathy Gatewood

18th April 2022

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