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I was drunk and scratched a small word (the word was "lol")

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I was drunk and scratched a small word (the word was "lol") in a lift in student accommodation with my key, they found the cctv and are now saying they need £1000 for a whole new lift panel and are threatening to get in contact with the police. £1000 for a little scratch seems like a bit too much, I'm a student and can't afford that, any advice please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 1 year ago.

I'm not sure what you wanted to know?

Are you asking if you are liable?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i've seen the footage and its obviously me but i was wondering if they can ask for that amount of money for a small scratch, when they know that i can't afford it