My elderly in-laws car is covered in tar on the bonnet / roof and down one side after the council ( through a sub-contractor ) relaid the road outside their house about 6 weeks ago. They hadn't noticed it until I went to give it a little service. Been told it will be about £60 + vat to clean. Has anyone had any success with a claim against the council in such circumstances and how did they word their claim ? Taken some pics of car and got the written estimate.