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The sink in our rented apartment has a waste disposal unit. By mistake, I allowed a piece of cutlery to get stuck in there and now it will not work. My landlord is supposed to carry out all repairs to appliances. When I called him and explained the problem, he said that if I caused the damage, it is

by Guest758  |  6 years, 8 month(s) ago

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The sink in our rented apartment has a waste disposal unit. By mistake, I allowed a piece of cutlery to get stuck in there and now it will not work. My landlord is supposed to carry out all repairs to appliances. When I called him and explained the problem, he said that if I caused the damage, it is

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  1. Guest758

     You will need to consider what you and your landlord agreed about repairs at the beginning of the tenancy. The information might be in the tenancy agreement, in a separate agreement, or form part of a verbal discussion. If the agreement states that your landlord would be responsible for all appliance repairs whatever the reason for damage, it is his obligation to fix the waste disposal unit. If the agreement states that your landlord will only be responsible for repairs to appliances not caused by your behaviour (in other words, the landlord will be responsible for damages that are not beyond normal wear and tear), then you have the responsibility to fix the waste disposal unit. If the agreement is not clear, it is likely that the obligation to repair the appliance falls within your obligation not to damage the property.

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