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I accidentally damaged the oven door of my rented property

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I accidentally damaged the oven door of my rented property
It is a fixture and fitting and not covered by contents insurance
The oven is over 10 years old and there are no parts available to repair
My landlord insists I buy a new oven
What can I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

On what basis is he saying it needs to be new and not used please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is suggesting as the door of the oven is damaged he and can not be sourced as it is so old over (10 years) that I have to replace with a new model.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have searched every spare part supplier in the UK and they say the model was obsolete over 10years ago and parts are no longer available
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

Well no.

If you had broken a new oven then yes, you would be expected to replace with a new one.

But you only need to replace like with like,

This means, for example, if the oven would have a 15 year old life then it would only have 5 years remaining.

Therefore you can replace it with a like for like, that is another one 10 years old.

The Landlord can't benefit from your accident and indeed if it went to Court, a Judge wouldnt award a new one.

It would be like with like or similar.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 1 year ago.

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