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Hello I am happy to help with your enquiry tonight.
It is actually very straightforward. You need to call the owner and notify them of the damage and the amount and ask that they pay for the damage cost.
If they dispute the damage and or liability you should then send a pre action notification letter.
Then give them 21 days to respond. I am happy to guide further when the defendants further response is received.
They as the owner had a responsibility not to cause damage and or injury to anyone or anyone’s property under occupiers liability. However I anticipate the defendant may raise contributory negligence ans allege that you may have at least partially caused the damage by driving.
This is where evidence and images of what caused the damage and the damage sustained will be important. Also ask the repairing garage to detail what they believe caused the damage.
Please let me know if I can help any further.
No make it clear who booked and do not refer to a contract. The duty of care arises in tort law not contractual.
I hope this helps.
Are you posting in the morning?
You could indeed yes.
If sending via AirBnB I would allow longer period for response. Do not put it on the letter however if they do it respond on the given period allow 7 days more.
Yes, send it recorded delivery.
Yes 28 would be fine.