a) Document the property via pics
b) Smalls claims court is up to $10K
c) You need to back out their deposit from the damage
d) Send a certified return receipt to them listing everything demanding for the payment within 15 days or you will file suit
e) Cost you $100 per person on the lease file on each the same lawsuit in small claims court
f) You will never see your money however you will obtain a judgement on their credit report
g) Turn over to a collection attorney that will handle on a contingency WHO knows you may see some of your money
GOOD LUCK !