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I recently just moved from a rental and purchased a house.

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I recently just moved from a rental and purchased a house. We left the house clean but it did have some damage from moving etc. I am a contractor with 10 employees, am very familiar with construction cost, and conservatively added the damages to be $1300. We had an $1850 deposit (which was not properly deposited into an account to collect interest). I didn't argue about the difference and figured it would be fine.
The owner disagreed and i was served a summons for small claims. The summons is for $3,000 which i don't believe includes the deposit.
My questions the state of Ohio, lorain county, the small claims maximum is $3, it legal for the owner to sue for the small claims maximum plus the security deposit of $1850? This would seem to be stretching the court rules.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 11 months ago.

According to my research yes you are right,they cannot seek damages in excess of the $3000 cap.

Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 11 months ago.

Let me know if you have any additional questions otherwise a positive rating would be greatly appreciated.