Why does the Defendant owe you money?

The person you intend to sue is called the "Defendant."

Examples: 

  • Security Deposit.
    • The defendant did not return my security deposit.
    • The defendant's security deposit did not cover all the damages they did.
  • Rent
    • The defendant did not pay me rent. 
    • The defendant did not return additional rent paid. 
  • Loans
    • The defendant did not pay me back for the loan. 
  • Repair work
    • The defendant did not properly repair what I contracted for them to repair. 
    • I provided repair work and the defendant did not pay me. 
  • Contract for a Service
    • I had a contract with the defendant to do ______ and instead, they did ________. 
    • I had a contract with the defendant to do ______, and they did not do it.
    • I had a contract with the defendant to do ______, and they didn't pay me. 

There are Multiple Reasons Why the Defendant Owes me Money 

When there are multiple reasons why the defendant owes you money, we suggest listing the separate reasons using numbers. 

Example: Security Deposit and Unpaid Rent 
  • For example, if the Defendant owes you money because their security deposit did not cover repairs and they did not pay you rent, then you would write the following:
    • (1) Security Deposit did not cover damage to the unit
    • (2) Rent was not paid for August and September