The tenant verbally agreed to pay for damages they caused in my home. From holes in the walls to grease stains on the kitchen ceiling, I made attempts to get reimbursement with mailed letters and pictures for a detailed amount for damages, they responded that they wanted to repair the damages, when I agreed, they did not show up for 4 scheduled appointments. I mailed letters stating what was discussed verbally. Tenant will not pay for damages over and above the security deposit. Last month rent not paid (taken from the security deposit). Am I entitled to compensation other than the security deposit? Is small claim court my only option? The amount I requested payment for was under $3000.