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Jenni26

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 12:21 pm Reply with quote

Hi everyone I am new to this!

I put a hot pan on a laminate work top and it has caused a burn ring and some minor blistering. I live with friends who own the flat and they want me to pay for damages but i cant afford to re-surface their whole kitchen.

Was wondering if anyone has any of the work top? its an Axiom Brasilia worktop. Would be great to get a bit so I can replace the damaged bit rather than the whole kitchen.

I also have caused a small burn in the middle of my carpet that they want me to replace but the mark is a very small mark about he sice of a 50p piece. Is there any way of lifting this or getting rid of it without paying for the carpet to be replaced.

For the work top I have already thought about repairing it eg. putting a hot plate over it etc...but I don't think their up for that or else they would have suggested it. so a piece of worktop would be great!

Please can you help?? I really don't know what else to do!!!
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big-all

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 12:51 pm Reply with quote

ask them if there insurance will cover it and offer to pay the excess [iff applicable]for 5 years so they are not out off pocket

get a specialist firm in to repair

get a chippie in to replace the dammaged leg

offer them£50- £100 in compensation

compensation asside you likley costs can be between £100-£300

as for the carpet shouldent be to difficult to do an invisible mend with an off cut off the carpet probably cost 50 to £100 at a guess
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Steve

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:33 pm Reply with quote

In fairness, we have a laminate worktop, had it 10 years now, and it gets allsorts thrown at it - hot pans, baking trays, casserole pots from the oven, and its never blistered. Yours Sounds like a cheap worktop. Replace it as such. icon_wink.gif

The carpet - re-arrange the furniture? How did you cause the burn?
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foxhole

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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 4:13 pm Reply with quote

It was an accident, they should have insurance, not much of a friend to ask you to cough up. icon_rolleyes.gif
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galliano2001

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 2:14 pm Reply with quote

Fox - hang on mate, friends let you move into their flat and you burn a ring on their worktop and burn a 50p sized hole in the middle of their carpet and you think they are out of order for wanting it repaired??!!
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electronicsuk

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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 5:09 pm Reply with quote

galliano2001 wrote:
Fox - hang on mate, friends let you move into their flat and you burn a ring on their worktop and burn a 50p sized hole in the middle of their carpet and you think they are out of order for wanting it repaired??!!


Agreed. I wouldn't be best pleased as the property owner, and I wouldn't think it fair for you to expect your friends to claim on their insurance. If the back of your car was rammed by another driver, would you want to claim on your own insurance just because the driver who was at fault was claiming poverty?
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