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

Tim, we asked Head of Department at All Properties Group – Greater Springfield, 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.

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

Top tip: If you encounter a situation like this, always be upfront and honest with your property manager. Reach out as soon as possible to let them know the cooktop has cracked and ask what the process is from here. The only way to know is to contact your property manager and ask. 

Natasha Connors
Natasha Connors
Business Development Manager at LJ Hooker Yarrabilba | 1300 360 388 | [email protected]

Natasha Connors is the Business Development Manager and Marketing & Community Coordinator for LJ Hooker Yarrabilba in Logan Village, Queensland. Natasha has worked with the business before - she also worked as the BDM between 2014 and 2018 and has worked with All Properties Group, Lendlease, McGrath Estate Agents and Belle Property Australasia. She completed her studies at Brigidine College and a course in Business Administration at the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE.