Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Call me old fashioned, but... I think that if your animals did the damage, you should pay for it. It seems a bit "got a scratch, lawyer up!" to me - you admit your stock did the damage, you sign an agreement to pay for the damage, then you try to get out of it.
Also, be careful about that precedence. It's a completely different scenario. It is a straight forward, didn't pay the rent case. If the tenant then damaged the property, while they wouldn't be responsible for the rent, they would probably still be accountable for the damage they caused. It's like hitting someone's car - just because their car is crap, doesn't mean you don't have to pay for the damages.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.