Small Claims Court Guide to Replying to a Claim

This guide gives you information that may be helpful if someone starts an action against you in Small Claims Court. Some of the topics it covers are:

  • What if I just do nothing?
  • I want to dispute the claim - what do I do?
  • What if I agree I owe the money but I cannot afford to pay it all right now? 
  • What if I think the plaintiff should pay?
  • What happens if I am noted in default?
  • How do I settle if I want to?

There is also a checklist for replying to a claim.