I have had a small claims court application sent to me about a benefits overpayment in 2008/09. At the time I told them I was no longer entitled and it took 3 months to stop the payment.
I have no problem with paying the money back. However they have been writing to me at an address I do not and have not ever lived at. I now own the house but have no recieved any of these letters. Until today when the tenant finally managed to forward the court summons.
As I said I am happy to pay it, even if I am skint with no income to speak of these days. But I do not want to pay the £50 court fee, as I feel it is unfair.
Does anyone have any suggestions/legal advice on how to proceed. Especially bearing in mind I have no idea how they got this address, other than the tenant supplying it on their own claim form and it being cross referenced from there??