A few months ago we got broken into. We lease our offices, and to get in they broke a window and damaged some aluminium. Total cost was around $500.
I had been under the understanding that damage to the building itself, if not caused by me, especially the exterior, is the responsibility of the landlord, and that he would reimburse us (He was away at the time so I couldn't confirm).
We have sent him the invoice and he has come back to us and said it's our responsibility under a clause our lease agreement that states we are responsible for glass. I contacted our insurer who said we cannot insure something we do not own, and therefore this would be the landlords responsibility.
Initially he took the invoices and tried to get the body corporate to pay them, and they refused saying it wasn't worth claiming on the insurance as the excess was higher than the amount being claimed.
I am pretty concerned at this stage, because if they decided next time to roll a truck through the front door, we would be in some trouble.
Anyone got any ideas?