How Should a Landlord Prepare For Court?
A previous tenant is suing us in small claims court, saying we returned too little of his security deposit. But we gave him an itemized list of the much-needed repairs. The tenant is asking for payment of the security deposit, grief and time, and gas and miles. Can he get all of that? Also, what would you suggest we prepare for the judge? We already have pictures of the damage, receipts for some of the work, and estimates for materials costs.