Man who caused £200 of damage at estate agents ordered to pay £100 in compensation

A man who smashed a window at an estate agency has been ordered to pay compensation worth half the cost of the damage he caused.

Louis Potter, 20, of  Cirencester, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court.

He admitted causing £200 worth of damage at Savills Estate Agents in Cirencester on July 23.

The magistrates gave him a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay compensation of £100 plus prosecution costs of £85.

A spokesperson for Savills declined to comment.

Courts usually take into account someone’s ability to pay when making such orders – which can leave either the firm itself or their insurers picking up the balance of the costs.


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  1. Will

    The agent could still sue for the cost of the repairs in the county court and should.

    1. femaleagent88

      I think it’ll cost them more than £100 to sue for that £100 sadly

  2. PeeBee

    Two hundred quid?

    Must’ve been a pretty small window…


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