by fattony21  27/11/2017  137 Page Views
1 Comments  Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law
So here's a quick rundown

Rented out a hall for a birthday. Paid cash, no terms and conditions signed.
Left some a/v equipment and a laptop there, which was stolen overnight. No evidence of a break-in. Police report filed.
Hall owner and I have agreed on replacement value, and he is willing to put in a claim. However, he insists that he cannot be held responsible for the theft and won't lodge the claim unless we pay the $600 excess.
FairTrading unable to mediate a solution, so I'm considering taking it to NCAT.

Do I even have a shot at winning this if I take it to NCAT? Does the hall owner have the right to demand this despite me not signing a document stating I am liable for any excess in the event of a claim being lodged?