My tenant has vacated the property and upon final inspection I have discovered two significant burn marks on the counter benchtops that were previously brand new. I have received a quote to fix the benchtops for $1100, this includes removing the benchtop and repairing the splashback as a result of the removal. I have asked the tenant for $400 from the bond to go towards this repair. The tenant has now advised that her father does kitchens for a living and wants to repair the marks. My concern is that the father tries to sand back the benchtop and varnish it again then this doesn't work. The bench top will be left in worse condition. On the other hand if he tries to replace the entire thing it will obviously be the cheapest way possible. If her father ruins anything during the repair is she still liable / am I able to retain the bond? or will I need to go through the builder and this turns into a nightmare civil job! I would rather just go with a builder that I trust, the area is a lower socio economic demographic too so the tradesman isn't going to be the best quality.