my toddler has just scratched hell out of my leather sofa with a biro!!!

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Found 3rd Jul 2009
there are about 10 deep scratches on my leather sofa can i claim on my house insurance?
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Its funny cos he doesnt know what he's done wrong
phone your house insurance and ask them:whistling:
yes,,,,,,or you could just make shed loads more scratches and call it art

can i claim on my house insurance?



I don't know if anyone on here has your policy to hand. Have you called them?
Depends if you got accidental cover on your policy,you have to dig out your policy papers.

My daughter got jealous 1 day when we asked the other to do something like unplug something,so she decided to plug in the iron cos she had to use a elec socket,cos I say how they shoudn't touch them etc but the eldest is getting older and needs to be able to do this that and other.
In went iron,then I noticed there was a funny smell,and she left the iron base down on laminated floor,was all burnt,didn't bother to claim though on insurance.
omg, i just fell off my chair , the pain so bad i cant stop laughing, SORRY but i cant...................

i think every parent will go through this, both of ours have done this, claim on the insurance and keep the cash, cos you know that they will do it again
wickedteen;5654991

omg, i just fell off my chair , the pain so bad i cant stop laughing, … omg, i just fell off my chair , the pain so bad i cant stop laughing, SORRY but i cant...................i think every parent will go through this, both of ours have done this, claim on the insurance and keep the cash, cos you know that they will do it again



mine didnt, dont they send out vouchers nowadays to stop that sort of thing
cant help home insurance wise but to remove any visible marks spray some hairspray and wipe off immediately. x
where theres a blame..theres a claim
wickedteen;5654991

omg, i just fell off my chair , the pain so bad i cant stop laughing, … omg, i just fell off my chair , the pain so bad i cant stop laughing, SORRY but i cant...................i think every parent will go through this, both of ours have done this, claim on the insurance and keep the cash, cos you know that they will do it again



No, not every parent. My two children have never done anything like this and they never would. They don't stand or jump on the furniture, either. :thumbsup:

Edjaned - best have a look at your policy and see what it covers.
If accidental damage is included in the policy, then yes.
You need to consider the excess, if there is any. My daughter forked the DFS leather sofa on the same day of delivery. DFS insurance said it is not covered as it is not product fault. The insurance guy came and inspected it and said that leather in the particular seat can be replaced and that will cost only a couple of hundred quid. We dropped the claim cos it was not worth due to the excess.
Your not having much luck with kids as late. One breaks your laptop (friends) and you state your children are as good as gold. Then you state one has killed your sofa, and your cars gone boom. As they say they come in threes, hopefully this will be your last upset. :thumbsup:
mine 2 yr olddid the same thing today although its not scratched just badly drawn over, all came off with a bit
of CIF and a gentle scrubb, same thing to his legs and arms. lol
Mum2Connor&Cerys;5654982

Depends if you got accidental cover on your policy,you have to dig out … Depends if you got accidental cover on your policy,you have to dig out your policy papers.My daughter got jealous 1 day when we asked the other to do something like unplug something,so she decided to plug in the iron cos she had to use a elec socket,cos I say how they shoudn't touch them etc but the eldest is getting older and needs to be able to do this that and other.In went iron,then I noticed there was a funny smell,and she left the iron base down on laminated floor,was all burnt,didn't bother to claim though on insurance.



would they argue that its not an accident though and say he did it on purpose
im with more than just going to read what it covers
how old is the settee? surely over time these will blend in, biro will come off, did you take any extra warrantee out on suite, as this usually covers anything like this
edjaned;5655035

would they argue that its not an accident though and say he did it on … would they argue that its not an accident though and say he did it on purposeim with more than just going to read what it covers



Depends how old he is? I would say it's accidental though if a child did it,you just nipped to the toilet for 2mins and there he was digging at it like sand!
My daughter def was older enough to know better,but well jealousy got better of her,as I said didn't bother claiming,cos pushes up premiums for next time.
Adam2050;5655023

Your not having much luck with kids as late. One breaks your laptop … Your not having much luck with kids as late. One breaks your laptop (friends) and you state your children are as good as gold. Then you state one has killed your sofa, and your cars gone boom. As they say they come in threes, hopefully this will be your last upset. :thumbsup:



lol he is 20 months so i dont think it was intentional to wreck my sofa
i was on the phone earlier and was writing something down so i left the pen on the sofa whilst i went to the bathroom,came down and there he was happy as larry scrathing hell out of my sofa
my own fault really
its not biro marks they are just like scrathes like what a cat would do
edjaned;5655054

lol he is 20 months so i dont think it was intentional to wreck my sofai … lol he is 20 months so i dont think it was intentional to wreck my sofai was on the phone earlier and was writing something down so i left the pen on the sofa whilst i went to the bathroom,came down and there he was happy as larry scrathing hell out of my sofa :(my own fault really



Ahh well. I wouldn't claim to be honest. Just remove everything in the way your investigating todler. When I get to that point. White walls and taped everything, and a can of white emultion lying around lol.

Hopefully its your last bad omen.
sassie;5655045

how old is the settee? surely over time these will blend in, biro will … how old is the settee? surely over time these will blend in, biro will come off, did you take any extra warrantee out on suite, as this usually covers anything like this


Extra warranties don't cover accidental damage, only product fault-ish damages. Thats what they said to us when we had the same situation.
Adam2050;5655063

Ahh well. I wouldn't claim to be honest. Just remove everything in the … Ahh well. I wouldn't claim to be honest. Just remove everything in the way your investigating todler. When I get to that point. White walls and taped everything, and a can of white emultion lying around lol.Hopefully its your last bad omen.



i hope so
ding;5655003

mine didnt, dont they send out vouchers nowadays to stop that sort of … mine didnt, dont they send out vouchers nowadays to stop that sort of thing



Depends with our telly they sent a cheque for £100 more than the highest estimate:thinking:
PLus the policy cost went down on renewal and covered for more:thinking:
Marina;5655069

Extra warranties don't cover accidental damage, only product fault-ish … Extra warranties don't cover accidental damage, only product fault-ish damages. Thats what they said to us when we had the same situation.



my sister has just taken one out and it does cover accidental damage
dont forget it will push next years premium up, you always end up paying for it.
i did take extra cover but it has finished now
the scratches are on the cushion part of the sofa but they are fixed cushion so i cant even turn it over
Aww 20mths,he doesn't really know any better.
sassie;5655078

my sister has just taken one out and it does cover accidental damage


Really? Is it by any chance with DFS? They just fobbed me off, and it was brand new when my toddler ripped it.:x
Marina;5655127

Really? Is it by any chance with DFS? They just fobbed me off, and it was … Really? Is it by any chance with DFS? They just fobbed me off, and it was brand new when my toddler ripped it.:x



no, harveys, just off to check her policy, i have it as she is useless with keeping receipts and things
Must

Not

Bite.....................
dimebars;5655348

MustNotBite.....................



he he he

was wandering when you were gonna show .......

Go on mate, you know you want to ....... :thumbsup:

Get it off your chest.
dimebars;5655348

MustNotBite.....................



lol aren't there enough dimebars in here already
thesaint;5654976

I don't know if anyone on here has your policy to hand. Have you called … I don't know if anyone on here has your policy to hand. Have you called them?



why dont you have her policy to hand though?

is that not the point - that you can post this type of inane drivel and someone else will bail your ass out?
smithyp1;5655368

he he hewas wandering when you were gonna show .......Go on mate, you … he he hewas wandering when you were gonna show .......Go on mate, you know you want to ....... :thumbsup:Get it off your chest.



dimebars;5655387

why dont you have her policy to hand though?is that not the point - that … why dont you have her policy to hand though?is that not the point - that you can post this type of inane drivel and someone else will bail your ass out?



there you go
For various reasons, and recent events, I think it's probably best I don't voice an opinion on this topic.
vibeone;5655409

For various reasons, and recent events, I think it's probably best I … For various reasons, and recent events, I think it's probably best I don't voice an opinion on this topic.



Go on!

I bit already!
My leather is fecked, kids have drew all over it, took the brown one cos I thought it wouldn't show stains as much but no lol.
dimebars;5655455

Go on!I bit already!


I don't think I'm capable of thinking of anything to say which WON'T result in another ban.
vibeone;5655473

I don't think I'm capable of thinking of anything to say which WON'T … I don't think I'm capable of thinking of anything to say which WON'T result in another ban.



:thumbsup:

lol
OP - sitrep please

Have the scars healed yet? Is the biro off?

Did more than tell you to GTF when you explained what really happened?
vibeone;5655473

I don't think I'm capable of thinking of anything to say which WON'T … I don't think I'm capable of thinking of anything to say which WON'T result in another ban.



Hurry up and bite, were all waiting .......... :thumbsup:
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