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Have you seen it would cost £500 to replace?Have you asked how much it was when it was originally purchased?
Thanks. Legally you are responsible for the cost.
You agreed to the terms and conditions say you are liable for damage and indeed in the law of negligence you are liable.
If your argument is that you did not know, then in reality you would be expecting everything to be labelled to say what the value is.
Indeed I dont think you could argue you would have taken more care had you knew of the value.
Its the same if you hire a car, regardless of whether its worth £500 or £50,000 you would be expected to take the same care.
Sadly I think you would be liable for any cost for replacement so in this case it is going to come down to negotiation
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Potentially yes. A judge may say well its the full value but also well you shouldnt have put something so expensive there.
I would try £250, at worst they can say no
Does that clarify?
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