How to Sue Your Landlord: Overview

How to file and win a small claims court case against your landlord

If negotiation or mediation fails, or aren't worth trying, and you’re ready to file a lawsuit, don’t overlook the possibility of using small claims court. Unlike regular trial courts, these courts use simplified procedures that are much easier for people to handle without lawyers (in fact, in some states lawyers aren’t even allowed to represent clients in small claims court). â

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