Reader Question: 

“I accidentally dropped a pot on a brand new cooktop. It broke a small piece of the glass. It will cost $1,200 to replace it. Do I have to replace it, or is it covered by landlord insurance?” – Tim 


Tim, we asked director of Property Management with LJ Hooker Yarrabilba, Natasha Connors to answer your question:

“I would suggest speaking with the Property Manager to gauge whether the Landlord does have adequate insurance to cover the replacement of the stove top,” Natasha said.

“If the policy does cover it, the tenant would be responsible for reimbursing the cost of the excess incurred by the Landlord.”

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Natasha Connors
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Natasha is extremely efficient and has proven success with negotiation to achieve the best possible results for her clients.