Filing a Security Deposit Lawsuit Against the Landlord

State-by-state tenant guides to security deposit lawsuits in small claims court.

Still waiting for your deposit from your landlord? Unhappy that your landlord has used your deposit for cleaning an apartment you left in good shape? Or has your landlord charged you for something like replacing stained carpet or painting dirty walls  that were already problems before you moved in? It might be time to consider filing a small claims lawsuit against your landlord. Many tenants find that it’s fairly simple to file a small claims court lawsuit once they know their state’s small claims court rules and procedures.  

State Specific Information

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