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I am the director of a letting agent. i have taken a call

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good evening. i am the director of a letting agent. i have taken a call from the next door neighbor of a property that we rent out. its vacant at the moment with some works being done. The contractor instructed by us has been accused by the neighbor of scratching his car and threatening the neighbor with a drill whilst using abusive language. is this a matter for me to sort out or a matter for the police.
JA: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: london, e3
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: jut taken the complaint from the neighbour - apologised his been in this situation and said send through a breif report and photos. i have asked the same of the contractor.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: i dont think so
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Mina Counsel replied 17 days ago.

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Expert:  Mina Counsel replied 17 days ago.

I am sorry to hear about the situation. If the contractor if threatening someone with his criminal behaviour, it is definitely a matter for the police. In relation to scratching the car, it should also be the contractor's civil responsibility towards the neighbour. I do not see how you can be held liable for his actions.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
thank you that is what i thought.
Expert:  Mina Counsel replied 17 days ago.

You are welcome.

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