Broken toilet in rented house, who pays?
Found 5th Mar 2016
So basically I was in the shower and I heard what sounded like metal clanging or a 'bang'. Peeped out from the shower curtain and nothing out of the ordinary so I thought maybe it was the bathroom bin lid closing suddenly. Four hours later I look in the bathroom and it's nearly flooded! Soaked it all up to try and find the source low and behold it's coming from the toilet. I still couldn't work out exactly where until I lifted the cistern lid to see a crack all down the side. then I remembered that whilst cleaning I always felt something plaster like on that side, I just thought it was excess plaster that had accidentally been splashed there from tiling work. It obviously wasn't, someone had tried to repair a crack which at that time was small but over time it got bigger until 'bang'. Spoken to my landlords plumber and he says we need to get a new toilet. Obviously i agree. My question is who should pay? I have said I'll pay purely because I know that it's not covered under normal wear and tear. When the inventory was done I was not present and after moving I found alot of things which I did tell the landlord. I cannot prove however this crack was repaired before and he might think I am lying or that I am just very unlucky. I do not want to create problems for myself or the landlord, I am very grateful to have been given a place to stay. I have probably answered my own question but any advice would be greatly appreciated.