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Hi all

My tenant recently vacated and there was damage from a leak from the hose from the washing machine.It was their machine and hose as the property was unfurnished. They reported the leak to me in February and they claimed the leak was under the tiles and from a pipe.My plumber went out and fixed the leak[it took him 2 visits to find it after taking up the tiles]I simply paid the bill[360]but unfortunately i never read the invoice where it states it was the washing machine hose that caused the problem so i always thought it was my problem.I recently spoke to my plumber and he told me that it was the hose.

My question is what are the chances of being succesful if i claim for the plumbers repair bill and damage caused by the leak from my tenants deposit?I never informed them of this bill whilst they were there although i have a written letter from the plumber saying it was the tenants fault and the leak was from the hose.Its been 8 months since the leak.The tenants deny it was their washing machine hose and say it was a pipe.

Any thoughts would be welcome


12/10/2012 00:00

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