We live in a rented property, and our landlord arranged do for some repairs to be carried out on the exterior of the house which was due to start last Monday. The workmen came, and soon postponed work due to the weather, and rescheduled to start today (again it's been postponed because of the weather) our landlord was here and him, myself and the workmen all had a conversation that work would be postponed therefore no one would be on site until today. So last Tuesday (as no one was meant to be on site) I went out, leaving my 3 dogs inside of my house (nothing new there) I was only gone for 2 hours, while I was out- workmen and/or scaffolders had been to the house, in the garden and moved the scaffolding and been on the roof. My male dog, being so distressed that there was people that he could hear and see but couldn't get to- laid rip into my sofa (10month old sofa I'd like to add) doing over a thousand pounds worth of damage. ( I couldn't tell him off, totally not his fault- he's just protecting his house) The sofa is insured- but the ammount of damage he's caused isn't covered on our policy, but the insurance company have told us that it would be better for us just to buy a new sofa because of colour matching. I've phoned my landlord and complained- sending him pictures via email of the damage, and also forwarding him the email from the insurance company detailing the work and their advise, but as yet (surprise surprise) no response. Contractors are saying it was the scaffolders, scaffolders saying it's the contractors. It states in my tenancy that damages to my property have to be repaired and or replaced? Has anyone been in a similar situation?