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Oral Answer to Non-Payment Petition: the form

Posted by Anna on June 09, 1999 at 23:50:16:

Respondent has appeared and has orally answered the Petition as follows:


__ The Respondent did not receive a copy of the Petition and Notice of Petition.
__ The Respondent received the Petition and Notice of Petition, but service was not
correct as required by law.

__ The Respondent is indicated improperly, by the wrong name, or is not indicated on
the Petition and Notice of Petition.
__ The Petitioner is not the Landlord or Owner of the building.

__ The Respondent was not asked, either orally or in writing, to pay the rent before the Petitioner started this proceeding.
__ The Respondent tried to pay the rent, but the Petitioner refused to accept it.
__ The monthly rent being requested is not the legal rent or the amount on the current
__ The Petitioner owes money to the Respondent because of a rent overcharge.
__ The rent, or a portion of the rent, has already been paid to the Petitioner.

__ There are conditions in the apartment which need to be repaired and/or services
which the Petitioner has not provided.
__ The Respondent receives Public Assistance and there are Housing Code violations in
the apartment or the building.
__ The apartment is an illegal apartment.

__ General Denial.
__ Other Answer: ___________________

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