If a person accidentally causes damage in someone's home, should the homeowner provide a written estimate with the cost of the repairs?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It would help settle any claim.

  • 4 weeks ago

    If the homeowner will not let the matter pass and they want the damages taken care of, then yes they should provide a bill for the damages.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    The two people/parties can work out whatever agreement works for both of them but yes, providing a written estimate ( better yet, multiple estimates ) is a good start...

  • 4 weeks ago

    Let's say for instance you let your neighbor into your house and your neighbor knocks over your $50,000 Ming vase and breaks it. now are you going to write your neighbor a bill for $50,000 and expect that your neighbors going to pay it seriously? You invited the person into your house you didn't have insurance on your $50,000 vase your vase was in a place then it could be easy knocked over. In a court of law you didn't even exercise normal reasonable care to protect yourself. A judge would say that you are about three-quarters responsible for your own problems. Okay you're having a backyard party and Joe your neighbor. Is tossing a baseball and breaks your window. Hopefully Joe is man enough just say sorry Tom I busted your window I'll pay the bill. in which case you get him a copy of the bill and he pays the bill.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It’s not an unreasonable request so I fail to see why you seem to object to it.

    If the accidental damage was caused by a contractor or tradesperson then they’ll need written evidence to submit to their liability insurer.

    If it’s been caused by a genuine guest in your home then they’re under no legal obligation to offer you a single penny, so once again, if they’ve offered to pay it’s totally normal to provide a written estimate for repairs if they ask for it. If they don’t offer to pay, or if you won’t provide an estimate then you’ll certainly have to do so if you claim from your own home insurance provider.

  • marty
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    That sounds reasonable, however they should allow whoever did the damage to repair it themselves if possible.

  • Satan
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Depends on the damage

    Sometimes it can be easier to write the damage off

    Sometimes a bill for repairs

    Sometimes its best going through a lawyer

  • 4 weeks ago

    Your insurance company will require it.

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