I'm currently in, well not a sticky situation, but one which quite frankly I'm not sure what to do.
Here's the just of the story.
2 months ago, I moved into a block of flats. Shortly afterwards I put a request, via email (of which I still have proof), to the management company to install a wireless antenna for my wug as it's is my general understanding that any permanent structure/installation would require approval.
I did not get a response from the guy regarding my request so what I decided to do was temporarily install it using cable ties ( so no drilling or any change to the building was made ) until such a time that the permission was granted.
I recently ( last thursday ) got an email which was forwarded to me via my landlord, from said management company to remove the antenna immediately as no permission was granted. I explained that it was just a temporary measure and that I did put a request through for permission as well as forwarded proof of such request. Turns out even temporary installs are against the common property rules and regulations ( which was not given to me when I went to collect my tag for the gate ) so I said I would happily remove it as soon as I got home.
When i got home, ready to remove the antenna, I noticed it was already gone. All that was left was a cut network cable hanging out my window. I eventually located my equipment only to find that not only was the network cable cut, but the lmr ( antenna cable ) was just yanked out the box. Additionally as the network cable runs on a PoE device and it was live when they took it down, it turns out that when they cut the cable, they short circuited my board which is also now broken.
I have since friday sent 2 emails requesting compensation as no formal letter was given to me or was I notified of the removal even after happily agreeing to take it down the same day i became aware of the problem. No replies have been received.
What I want to know is, will i have a case if i lay a charge of malicious injury to property?
I was advised by my father to take this step should they not reply to me.