I have a hire car on a 5 week loan whilst doing a project for my work and my next Door Neighbor (SHE), decided to side swipe the back corner instead of paralled parking the other week. I then caught him trying to polish it out and if he'd been successful I doubt if he'd have mentioned it!
But to be fair to him I said I'd get my friend to sort out the damage which involved sanding the corner down, buying in the special water based paint, thinners and Lacquer. and it ended up costing him £120, my friends normal rates would have cost him £150.
I had it repaired nearly three weeks ago and last Friday I asked him for the money as he didn't seem forthcoming, he then demanded an invoice as he was saying he could have got it done for £60 or £120 on the books.
Trouble was during this period a certain shop chain was going bust and we had to get all our equipment back out of them, so my own car was booked in for work on some bumper repairs, so we took the booked time for my car and I took the hire car in for repair and I took my van out whilst it was being done.
The **** numpty next door really does not appreciate all the help I've tried for him, as if I'd just done it on his insurance I'd have had another hire car delivered and he'd have lost some of his no claims bonus and he has a £400 excess! I even tried T cutting all the back bumper for him before we decided it was too far gone and we agreed I'd take it to the body shop!
I am so pissed off. IF it EVER happens again he'll find out just how much it will cost him on his insurance!
All we need now is for my missus to wallop his car and I'd be well in the shit!