Getting Your Deposit Back

The trial date will be at least five days after the day you file with the clerk.  Before the day of the trial, gather all your receipts, your lease agreement or contracts with the landlord and any other documents that may be useful as evidence in your favor, including proof that you gave your landlord a forwarding address.  If you have any witnesses who can provide evidence in your favor, ask them to come to court with you for the trial.  If the witnesses will not come on their own, ask the clerk to subpoena them, which means to command them to be present or face a penalty.  You might want to go to court a few days early to watch and learn how the proceedings go. 

Below are some of the other frequently asked questions about deposits.

Do I get my deposit back?

How do I get my deposit back?

When do I get my deposit back?

What if I don’t get my deposit back?

How does Small Claims Court work?

How much does Small Claims Court cost?

Are there any risks in filing in Small Claims Court?

What happens on my day in Court?

Is there an appeal from Small Claims Court?

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The information in this site is not intended as legal advice.
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