I did a quick look on line and it seemed that the UK has arrangements with other countries to be able to process through our county court system - I may be wrong as it seems very confusing to a novice.
Basically I need to know how we can recover this debt without spending large sums, as it is reletively small amount but on principle they should not be able to walk away from the obligations they signed up for.
The original rental was $1983 USD (including tax) for a 15 night stay on a short term rental contract.
When in occupation they caused damage to the cooker which had to be replaced, as they had smahed the glass top and also chipped the enamel of the cooker - replacement was the only sensible option, as the glass top alone for that model was almost as much as a new unit of cheaper make. Several other iytems were also damaged.
The total bill for repait is $1306 USD of which $150 is an admin charge - we have offered to waive the admin charge to settle the matter.
Thank you for your answer - just one last question, you say that if they contest the claim it may be necessary to fly to Iceland for a trial - clearly the amount involved would not warrant that, so, if at that stage we dropped the case would there be risk of further cost to us other than the original county court fees?
Also would there be a way to submit evidence to a trial without attending?
Ok thank you.
I am sorry, I thought we were done, but am having difficulty with the court system. I prepared the claim form N1 and took it to my local court who told me it needs to go to CCMCC with form N224 which the gave me with the contact details for CCMCC. On looking at the form decided I needed help filling in and rang CCMCC who said no that was the wrong form, I need N510 - I downloaded N510 but again need to know which boxes to tick - it seems CCMCC can't advice and to cut a very long story short have been diverted around all sorts of services that cant help.
Could I please impose on you again and ask is N510 the correct form to accompany the claim form (apprently it needs judges sanction to submit when out of jurisdiction) and if it is the correct form, which if any of the several boxes do I tick.
yours sincerely a very frustrated Peter Jubb
Thank you very much