When apartments are leased there are often great interests at stake for both the tenant and the landlord. It is common for landlords to demand insurance before the beginning of the lease term and often there are large sums of money at stake, in the form of insurance or prepaid rental fee. In most cases the contracts are signed after the tenant has got to see the apartment.
Open house at the offices of the Consumers‘ Association of Iceland and ECC-Iceland, 14:00-18:00 o‘clock on Culture night. An exhibition of the history of the Association, and an introduction of the ECC-Net, which offers help and advice on consumer purchases abroad. Free refreshments, publication material, as well as promotional gadgets from the ECC-Net.
Last Friday the new EU Consumer Rights Directive went into force within the EU. The directive focuses on distance sales and on-line purchases and harmonizes consumer rights throughout Europe, so that consumers can be sure their rights are the same when shopping on-line, no matter where, within the EU, the trader is from.
In recent years tourism has become one of Iceland´s main industries. Multiple car rentals have been established and many people rent a car while travelling in Iceland. Every year ECC-Iceland receives many cases regarding car rentals.
We have gathered some good advice for consumers concerning car rental.