Landlord’s Guide to Security Deposit Disputes in Small Claims Court by State

Learn how to defend yourself in small claims court if a tenant sues you for the security deposit in your state.

Is your tenant threatening to take you to small claims court if you don’t return the full amount of the deposit? Want to double-check that you've complied with all your state security deposit rules? Need advice on how to prepare a strong case to defend yourself in a tenant’s small claims lawsuit? Read on to learn how to reduce disputes with tenant about the use and return of security deposits, and prepare for a small claims court hearing.

Select your state for information on how to prepare for and defend yourself in a security deposit lawsuit.

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