Can I Sue My Landlord?

A tenant can sue a landlord for a number of different reasons, including getting the landlord to do small repairs, pressuring the landlord to follow through with any promises made in rental ads, and attempting to get a security deposit back. A landlord can be sued in small claims court.

Tenants have rights under the laws, and landlords are obligated to provide a safe place for someone to live, as well as reasonable rent. When a landlord reneges on a contract or promise, or fails to ensure adequate living arrangements for his tenants, the tenants have the right to ask a court to force the landlord to comply with the laws.