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

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

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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.