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Small claims court handles rent disputes, damage claims

By Dave Segal

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 27, 2014

~~<p class="p1"><strong>QUESTION: </strong>What types&nbsp;of cases are generally heard in small claims court, and what are the financial limitations of what can be awarded?</p>
<p class="p1"><strong>ANSWER: </strong>Claims for the award of money damages are heard in small claims court, including loan repayment claims, car repair claims, car accident damage claims and landlord claims for damage to the unit and back rent. The monetary limit is $5,000. In addition, all claims by a tenant for the return of a residential security deposit are heard in small claims court, and there is no monetary limit for those cases.</p>
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QUESTION: What types of cases are generally heard in small claims court, and what are the financial limitations of what can be awarded?

ANSWER: Claims for the award of money damages are heard in small claims court, including loan repayment claims, car repair claims, car accident damage claims and landlord claims for damage to the unit and back rent. The monetary limit is $5,000. In addition, all claims by a tenant for the return of a residential security deposit are heard in small claims court, and there is no monetary limit for those cases. Login for more...



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