Small Claims Court for tenant disputes

Before a tenant can be evicted, a landlord must provide the tenant with a notice that details the reasons for the eviction and gives the tenant an opportunity to either pay rent or fix a lease violation.

It is illegal for a landlord to retaliate against a tenant in New Mexico who has exercised a legal right, including:  complaining to the landlord about unsafe or illegal living conditions

In New Mexico, the fees vary from court to court, but you can expect to pay between $60 and $90 to file the lawsuit.

The Bernalillo County Metropolitan Self Help Center 505-841-9817 (formerly the Pro Se Division) helps people who wish to represent themselves in small claims cases and landlord/tenant disputes.

Click to access SH104.pdf

Discovery is a process that allows a party in a lawsuit to gather any type of information from any source, such as, other parties, persons, witnesses, or companies that can then be used to support or defend a party.

3 thoughts on “Small Claims Court for tenant disputes

  1. You’ve certainly got plenty of ammo. Tell them you’ll settle if they hire movers for you and pay rent at your future home for a year. Oh, and throw in a chicken and chocolate stipend.

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