I lost a landlord/tenant issue of non payment of rent in a small claims court. I feel that an appeal is in order however I understand that I must prove that the Judge made a mistake. There are a few mistakes one listed above regarding the rental increase to the tenant. He also ordered that I return the security deposit, All the past due rent was waived. I do not feel that this case should have been heard in Small Claims but transferred over to the Landlord/Tenant Court which the Judge is an expert on hearing these cases. The small claims court made decisions partial to the plaintiff in so many ways. The tenant claimed the apartment was not habitable without any evidence however the Judge made his decision based on the apartment being uninhabitable without evidence and based of plaintiffs word. It was a real circus as the case starting out with the Judge telling the Plaintiff that he can not consider any complaints of this matter without witness to testify. He made many statements that he reversed when making his decision. Another one was that he can see a few days allowance for heat issues however ruled the three months past due rent was waived due to apartments condition. I need to tell you that while this tenant moved in unauthorized an Inspection was made and the Certificate of Occupancy was issued without violations. Appeal? Worthy?