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Re: Non-Payment Evictions: the Oral Answer form

Posted by Anna on September 14, 1999 at 23:44:35:

In Reply to: Non-Payment Evictions: the Oral Answer form posted by Anna on September 14, 1999 at 23:29:31:

I posted the form by itself so all could see it, print it, evaluate it.
Read the NYC Housing Court section on TenantNet Home BEFORE you go court to give your oral answer.
This is the form the clerk will fill in; then the computer will assign a court date.

There is no place for improper service of rent demand. Nor for defects on
the rent demand or their affidavits, and only a couple for the petition.

Some notes:
1. This is not an affidavit: an affidavit is signed and sworn to by you.
2. Tell the clek everything that is wrong with every paper and with your apt: be patient and courteous: s/he might write half of it down! Try a second time for the more important items.
3. Add request for 'costs' and reimbursement of your expenses, etc., are missing, and denied on that basis.
4. Ask for an inspection by HPD if your apt needs repairs, which is a counterclaim of Warranty of Habitality.
5. Always say: General Denial: it makes the landlord prove everything on the Petition.

ALSO: In Manhattan, the clerks' office is on the second floor: go to the CWTF table in Room 107 on the first floor first, or to the pro se attorney (open til 7:00pm on Thursday) BEFORE you go to the second floor. and: get to a Tenant Clinic or a lawyer before that first court date.

Good luck!

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