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2000 limit

If your tenant owes more than 2 thousand dollars can you go to a higher court. , or are you stuck.

Why do you want a higher court? That is not the case to my knowledge, however I'm not an attorney; I would simply go through normal rent court.
Brian the limit in small claims in Massachusetts is 2000 00 Ilet them slide a little and its up to 2400 Its tough to be hard with some people when they are broke
In NC, the limit is the limit. If your claim is over the $5000 limit, you must file in the higher court. The court clerk will not accept a complaint demanding more than the court's limit.
Generally you would have to file in a higher court if your  limit is in excess of the 2k. Keep in mind though that the percentage of "actual" collection of a judgement is pretty small. The costs are greater in a higher court and some even require an attorney to file on your behalf. It is probably a good idea to weigh the cost against the gain.
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