At the end of a landlord/tenant relationship disputes can easily lead to litigation. ?This week I was pleased to successfully defend a Tulsa couple that were sued by their landlord for rent and late fees far in excess of what was actually owed by the tenants. ?It was a Small Claims case, so the most the couple could lose was $6,000.00, but this was over twice what the couple really owed!
Fortunately, the judge saw the facts in a light favorable to my clients, and the judgment ($2,975.00) was for the amount that my clients had already agreed was owed. ?Even better, this amount was almost completely covered by their security deposit. ?It is great to have satisfied clients, even if the case is not that big. ?I know that it was a big case from my clients’ perspective.