A Small Claims Court suit can sometimes be the best way for a neighborhood group to force an irresponsible property owner to act after all other remedies have been exhausted. Many disputes that were unable to be resolved by other means can be decided in small claims court. Some people think going to court is difficult or frightening, but it doesn't need to be. Check with the small claims court clerk or a small claims advisor before filing a claim. Get advice as soon as possible, so you'll be well prepared at your small claims hearing.