The return of and deductions from security deposits are the main sources of disputes between landlords and tenants.
How Should a Landlord Prepare For Court?
A tenant has sued you in small claims court. What should landlords expect when they're sued? And how can they prepare for court?
Security Deposit Cases in Small Claims Court
Disagreements about whether a landlord properly withheld all or part of a tenant's security deposit account for a large percentage of the landlord-tenant disputes that end up in small claims court. Problems involving security deposits often arise like this: The tenant moves out, making what the tenant