Form CIV-LT-91B "Answer in Writing" - New York City

What Is Form CIV-LT-91B?

This is a legal form that was released by the New York City Housing Court - a government authority operating within New York City. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on November 1, 2020;
  • The latest edition provided by the New York City Housing Court;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;
  • Fill out the form in our online filing application.

Download a fillable version of Form CIV-LT-91B by clicking the link below or browse more documents and templates provided by the New York City Housing Court.

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CIVIL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF ______________: HOUSING PART
Index No. ____________________________
ANSWER IN WRITING
Petitioner(s),
Name: _______________________________________
–against–
Address:
Respondent(s).
Email address:
Cell phone number ____________________________
_______________________________________
□ Respondent / □ Person claiming possession has appeared and orally answered the Petition as follows:
SERVICE
1. ________
I did not receive the Notice of Petition and Petition.
2. ________
I received the Notice of Petition and Petition, but service was not correct as required by law.
PARTIES
My name appears improperly □, or by the wrong name □, or does not appear on the Notice of Petition and
3. ________
Petition □; the tenant is dead □.
4. ________
The Petitioner is not the landlord, owner of the building, or otherwise a proper party.
RENT
5. ________
a)□The Petitioner never asked me or properly asked me for the rent in writing, before starting this case.
b)□ The petitioner never sent me, by certified mail, a written notice stating that they did not receive rent
payment.
6. ________
I or someone on my behalf tried to pay the rent, but the Petitioner refused to accept it.
7. ________
The monthly rent asked for is not the legal rent or amount on the current lease.
The Petitioner owes money to me because of a rent overcharge □ I paid for repairs or services □
8. ________
9. ________
The rent, or a part of the rent, has already been paid to the Petitioner.
APARTMENT/HOUSE
10. _______
There are or were conditions in the apartment and/or the building/house which the Petitioner did not repair
and/or services which the Petitioner did not provide.
The petition does not properly describe the apartment/house: wrong apartment/house number □; wrong or
11. _______
missing program(s) and/or laws covering my tenancy □.
12. _______
The apartment/house is illegal.
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY
13. _______
I or someone in my family or house have experienced hard times during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
14. _______
I or someone in my household has sent a copy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Declaration/statement) to my landlord.
OTHER
15. ________
The Petitioner has harmed me by waiting too long to bring this case (laches).
16. ________
General denial.
17. ________
NEW YORK CITY ONLY The Petitioner has harassed me _______________________________________
18. ________
I serve in the military or depend on someone in the military.
The petition seeks the HUD or Housing Authority Section 8 part of the rent □. The petitioner did not notify
19. ________
HUD or the Housing Authority about this case □ Other :___________________________________________
20. ________
COUNTERCLAIM: I seek a judgment and/or order based upon the above defense(s).
21. ________
Other counterclaim(s) :______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Signature of Respondent/Person claiming possession
COURT DATE
Date:
Part:
Room:
Time:
Both sides notified ____________
CIV-LT-91b Answer in Writing and reverse (November, 2020)
Scan here for information on answering a petition→
CIVIL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF ______________: HOUSING PART
Index No. ____________________________
ANSWER IN WRITING
Petitioner(s),
Name: _______________________________________
–against–
Address:
Respondent(s).
Email address:
Cell phone number ____________________________
_______________________________________
□ Respondent / □ Person claiming possession has appeared and orally answered the Petition as follows:
SERVICE
1. ________
I did not receive the Notice of Petition and Petition.
2. ________
I received the Notice of Petition and Petition, but service was not correct as required by law.
PARTIES
My name appears improperly □, or by the wrong name □, or does not appear on the Notice of Petition and
3. ________
Petition □; the tenant is dead □.
4. ________
The Petitioner is not the landlord, owner of the building, or otherwise a proper party.
RENT
5. ________
a)□The Petitioner never asked me or properly asked me for the rent in writing, before starting this case.
b)□ The petitioner never sent me, by certified mail, a written notice stating that they did not receive rent
payment.
6. ________
I or someone on my behalf tried to pay the rent, but the Petitioner refused to accept it.
7. ________
The monthly rent asked for is not the legal rent or amount on the current lease.
The Petitioner owes money to me because of a rent overcharge □ I paid for repairs or services □
8. ________
9. ________
The rent, or a part of the rent, has already been paid to the Petitioner.
APARTMENT/HOUSE
10. _______
There are or were conditions in the apartment and/or the building/house which the Petitioner did not repair
and/or services which the Petitioner did not provide.
The petition does not properly describe the apartment/house: wrong apartment/house number □; wrong or
11. _______
missing program(s) and/or laws covering my tenancy □.
12. _______
The apartment/house is illegal.
PANDEMIC EMERGENCY
13. _______
I or someone in my family or house have experienced hard times during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
14. _______
I or someone in my household has sent a copy of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Declaration/statement) to my landlord.
OTHER
15. ________
The Petitioner has harmed me by waiting too long to bring this case (laches).
16. ________
General denial.
17. ________
NEW YORK CITY ONLY The Petitioner has harassed me _______________________________________
18. ________
I serve in the military or depend on someone in the military.
The petition seeks the HUD or Housing Authority Section 8 part of the rent □. The petitioner did not notify
19. ________
HUD or the Housing Authority about this case □ Other :___________________________________________
20. ________
COUNTERCLAIM: I seek a judgment and/or order based upon the above defense(s).
21. ________
Other counterclaim(s) :______________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________
Signature of Respondent/Person claiming possession
COURT DATE
Date:
Part:
Room:
Time:
Both sides notified ____________
CIV-LT-91b Answer in Writing and reverse (November, 2020)