to Small Claims Courts
Small Claims section is a court in which you may sue someone
(the defendant) to collect a 'small' amount of money that you
believe is owed to you. Because procedures in Small Claims are
simpler than in other courts, persons usually can file and
present their cases relatively quickly and inexpensively, and
often without an attorney. In many situations, the local (city,
county, parish, state) may have a division to handle just
landlord / tenant cases.
Following are some books to help you in small claims or landlord tenant court.
If need be, consult with a local attorney. Use
our real estate lawyer directory.
Be sure to have completely thought through the circumstances
of the events that bring you to this decision. Fully document
the details as well as a summary. Have receipts, pictures or
any other items to back-up your claim.
If you are scheduled to go to court, be sure to show on that
day and time. Failure to show usually results in a judgment for the other party.