Cracked Glass on Built in Hob. Tenant or Landlord’s Responsibility?

One tenant has reported her built in hob has a crack running the length of it and will need replacing.
The landlord is straight on to me, asking who is liable as it wasn’t cracked when the tenant moved in 4 years ago. Normally, as it’s a built in appliance, the landlord would be responsible but I’m not sure on this one, it could be accidental damage by the tenant.

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Tenant Obligations

Landlords may impose reasonable obligations on the tenant that affect their behaviour (including anti-social behaviour) and their visitors through the tenancy agreement. In addition, occupiers of HMOs have specified legal obligations under the Management of HMO regulations referred to above, and every occupier mus

Landlords’ Responsibilities for Repair and Maintenance

In addition to any repair responsibilities explicitly set out in the tenancy agreement, common law and statute will imply terms to the agreement between landlord and tenant.