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Old 01.11.2011, 20:09
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My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

We're renting a very nice furnished apartment with big wardrobes in the bedrooms. The kids' room has mirrors on the wardrobe doors, and one of my boys smashed the mirror. Completely by accident, but it's obviously our fault.

What should we do? We have insurance to pay for it, but I don't know what the standard procedure is. Should we try to get it fixed ourselves? Do we report it to the landlord and then he fixes it and we pay him? At what point do we get the insurance involved--before or after we pay for the replacement? I wouldn't even know how to replace a broken mirror door myself. I checked the wardrobe all over and can't find a manufacturer name...

We want to keep our landlord happy, so we want to do this in the most responsible and convenient (to him) manner.

I don't think this topic has already been covered in the forum--or else I've been doing a search using the wrong search terms! So any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01.11.2011, 23:15
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Re: My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

Hmmm. Paying for the mirror is probably easy, but I wonder whether supplemental insurance covers the removal of the 7-year curse!

(sorry, about your real question, I have no idea)
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Old 01.11.2011, 23:23
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Re: My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

Option 1:
Organise the repair and get an invoice for all of the work done
Send the invoice to the insurance company for reimbursement

Option 2:
Ring the insurance company and get them to organise everything


Do not do anything that leaves you with no proof of costs. ie: don't pay anyone cash with no receipts, don't do the work yourself, etc

Of course, if the damage is a paltry 20Fr for a flat rectangular mirror, don't even bother claiming. Get a new glass and stick it in yourself

But if it is an antique wardrobe with a beveled oval mirror cut from finest rarest Russian crystal glass, it is another story....
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We're renting a very nice furnished apartment with big wardrobes in the bedrooms. The kids' room has mirrors on the wardrobe doors, and one of my boys smashed the mirror. Completely by accident, but it's obviously our fault.

What should we do? We have insurance to pay for it, but I don't know what the standard procedure is. Should we try to get it fixed ourselves? Do we report it to the landlord and then he fixes it and we pay him? At what point do we get the insurance involved--before or after we pay for the replacement? I wouldn't even know how to replace a broken mirror door myself. I checked the wardrobe all over and can't find a manufacturer name...

We want to keep our landlord happy, so we want to do this in the most responsible and convenient (to him) manner.

I don't think this topic has already been covered in the forum--or else I've been doing a search using the wrong search terms! So any advice would be appreciated.
Disown your kid . Have the damd mirror replaced,GeeeIf my kids would never done any damage ,i would have theme disownd
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Old 01.11.2011, 23:34
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Re: My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

Our problem is that the mirror is part of the door, and the door fits on the wardrobe. It's hardly an antique, but it IS a nice piece of furniture, and the door isn't the sort of thing I could just pick up at IKEA and stick on. I wouldn't even know how to get started finding a replacement (or a repairperson).
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Re: My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

Call a carpenter ( Schreiner)
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Re: My kid broke a mirror in the apartment

Can you remove the door from the wardrobe? Then take it to one of these glaziers, together with a piece of the mirror edge, so they can cut & manufacture a new mirror,

http://yellow.local.ch/en/q/?what=gl...id=directories

The Glaziers might be able to fix the mirror to the door, otherwise you would need a carpenter. When you have all the bills, you can contact the insurance.

http://yellow.local.ch/en/q/Lausanne....html?rid=8Ppp
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Our problem is that the mirror is part of the door, and the door fits on the wardrobe. It's hardly an antique, but it IS a nice piece of furniture, and the door isn't the sort of thing I could just pick up at IKEA and stick on. I wouldn't even know how to get started finding a replacement (or a repairperson).
Call the landlord/management company and tell them what happened. They will know the manufacture of the wardrobe and be able to tell you were to get the door replaced. Once you get a quote, call the insurance company with what happened and the quote.
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