Free Demand Letter for Small Claims Court [Sample]

Learn how to write a demand letter for small claims court. Use our sample demand letter for small claims court as a template for your demand letter. 

Demand Letter for small claims court sample

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Landlord
Address of Landlord
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Name of Landlord:

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I rented your house at ADDRESS for three years and always paid my rent on time. I have maintained the property well and there were no damages when I vacated on DATE.

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You signed a statement that the house is in good condition and that you would be refunding the $2,500 deposit in full that I gave on DATE. 

It has been three months and you have not sent me either cash or a check for the amount. 

I am requesting you to give me the full deposit by the end of next week on DATE. If it is not returned to me on or before that date, I will take the issue to small-claims court. 

I have enclosed copies of all of my rental receipts, the deposit receipt and the letter you signed stating that you would return my deposit in full. 

If you have any questions, I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address.


Your Signature
Your Printed Name
List of Enclosures: Rental Receipts, Deposit Receipt and Signed Deposit-Return Letter