Small Claims Court

Rental Agreement Disputes in Small Claims Court

Many disputes that arise in a rental arrangement often go to a small claims court where a judge will decide the outcome of the case. Both tenants and landlords will be able to avoid litigation and going to a small claims court if they are well aware of their rights and responsibilities. The passage below will go over the most common situations in a rental arrangement that will lead to a case in the small claims court.

Security deposit refunds – small claims court – By law, most states will require that the landlord refund the security deposit to a tenant within a certain period that will often range between 14 and 45 days. If the landlord makes any deductions to the security deposit, he or she will have to provide the tenant with an itemized Continue reading