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Have you gotten your own quotes yet please?
I am in the process of doing so. The other party are now threatening to take legal action if I don't get everything done in 2 weeks. Again, what are my options here?
If they refuse to pay half, then am I within my legal rights to just touch up the parts that have been water damaged and not the whole walls and skirting etc which are unaffected?
You don't need to replace new for old
This is because lets assume say a carpet has a 10 year life span and they have had it for 9 years, you would only be liable for 1 year so 10%
They are in no position to make demands in 2 weeks.
If the property couldn't be lived in that would be a different matter
But they have a duty to mitigate loss, ie minimise
You are more than entitled to get a number of quotes and only offer a % of the work to be done
Even then if it is cheaper to repair than replace, they must do this
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Your answer was helpful. So if the other party refuse to pay any costs, for the painting, am I within my rights to say that I will only instruct the painter to paint the areas that were water stained and leave the other parts of the hallway? So in effect, it would be touching up just the ceiling and top of the walls that meet the coving? That would leave the hallway looking odd but by doing so I have fulfilled my part, is that correct? So if they want the whole hallway to be painted, that is for them to instruct their own painter at their own expense?
Ok, that's great, thanks for your help.
If I need any further help, I will raise as a new question and come back to you.