SMALL CLAIMS COURT DISPUTES
Practice Note: On January 1, 2020, the Small Claims Court limit in Ontario increased from $25,000 to $35,000. Now, you can sue for money or the return of personal property valued at $35,000 or less, excluding interest and costs.
- unpaid accounts for goods or services sold and delivered
- unpaid loans
- unpaid rent
- NSF (non-sufficient funds) cheques
- property damage
- clothes damaged by a dry cleaner
- personal injuries
- breach of contract
For claims exceeding $35,000, the case has to be taken to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (“civil court”).
- preparation of your Claim or Defense,
- Trial representation,
- Settlement Hearing,
- Preparation of Motion and,
- enforcement of your judgment.