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Why is the tenant blaming you for the injury and why did the agency inform you not to worry
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The law in question that governs the situation is the landlord and tenants act and the defective premises act which imposes a repairing obligations on the landlord to carry out repairs and any injuries caused due to a failure to carry out repairs will leave you open to a compensation claim
Further it is likely there was an agreement between you and the tenant to carry out repairs to defective parts in the premises.
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In order to defend the claim you need to consider the following
If you dont have insurance then go to your local solicitors to review the court documents(if any) to protect your position and prevent a CCJ
The law states reasonable depends on the type of damage caused and what part of the building is damaged. Therefore if it was a damage that required emergency repairs then 2 days is arguably too late
However if damage didn't require emergency repairs then you can argue that repairs arrangement were being made.
However it can also be argued that the agency were aware of the defect before the tenants notified them if they can prove you and or the agency visit the property
To do other repairs and thus should have been aware of it
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You can potentially bring a counter claim for unpaid rent and damage you believe that was caused by the tenants
You will need to provide evidence of the damage I.e pictures before the property was rented and picturep after they left
Further you will invoices to prove the amount paid or to pay to rectify the damage
Further you will need invoices to prove the amount paid or to pay to rectify the damage
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