We are in a rental property. We are the first tenants and the house is only 16months old.
Yesterday I made a stupid stupid mistake that's going to cost us. I put some clothes in the laundry sink to soak, turned the hot water tap on and went to see went to help my DD get dressed (she had had a toileting accident). I got distracted and forgot about the tap running. End result was that I flooded the laundry and hallway. We raced down to the supermarket to hire one of those carpet water extractor things and I think the carpet will be fine. It's only just damp this morning. However the damage is to the laundry cupboard under the sink. Where the water has run down the cupboard door and into the cupboard underneath the laminate on the door and the shelving has bubbled and the wood has buckled.
I know we need to fix this. I would never leave property damage that I had caused. My question is do I call the real estate and tell them so that we can find out of the owners who the company that installed the joinery was so we can make sure we get it to match exactly (all the other other joinery in the house and other laundry cupboard match) or do we just call around and get someone to fix it?. will this go in our rental record as a bad thing if we tell the real estate?
It won't be a small job as I'm pretty sure the bench top and sink will need to be removed then the cupboard replaced and then the bench too and sink put back on.