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Hello, this is Jim and welcome to JustAnswer.
Thank you for the question, I am reviewing the details now. I will aim to resolve it as quickly as possible for you.
The lease conditions state that the lessee is liable to make good any repairs - to reinstate the property (the interior) to how it was previously aside from basic wear and tear. The lessees is liable for the reasonably cost of the repairs, no less. I am not sure what £300 represents - the lessee is in breach of the terms if they do not pay the full sum owed. However, as a claimant, you as the landlord would need to prove you mitigated the loss which means keeping it to a minimum and that is usually done by securing more than one quote for repairs (so there is no argument you just went with the highest quotation). As you say, their argument is not contained within the contract and further, they are not a consumer, so consumer law does not come in to it - the terms of the lease would all apply to them - the courts would expect a business to know what they are signing up from a contractual point of view. All of your evidence is fine - in a civil case you only need to show they are likely in breach (which they are) and your an refer the court to their admission that the damage was caused by the tenant (making the lessee liable). I therefore see no reason why you should not take it further and pursue them for the full cost.
I hope this answers the question. If you have any follow up questions then please do let me know.
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Yes, sorry, it should read "and you can refer the court to their admission..."
In terms of legal language, it's just a case of saying that you consider they are liable under breach of contract, in that they have not complied with their legal obligations under the various clauses, in particular 7.3.1 to 7.3.5 and as such you will pursue a claim in the county court unless they reimburse you for your loss.