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I am renting a flat from foxtons, then i accendently

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I am renting a flat from foxtons, then i accendently burnt my kitchen and landlaord had ask me 10 thoundsand pound to cover the damaged, do i need to pay for this? Or the flat should have the insurance ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Hi.
Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this.
It would be better if he had insured the flat of course.
However, even if he has that doesn't mean you are not liable. He cannot be forced to make a claim upon his insurance. He is free to pursue you as the defendant if he chooses.
The only thing you could challenge is the level of the claim. I don't know whether or not it can be done cheaper than £10k. You should certainly ask for other quotes.
Nevertheless though, insurance or not, you are liable I'm afraid.
Sorry if that is bad news.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo