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Contents of petition
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 7
§ 741. Contents of petition. The petition shall be verified by the
person authorized by section seven hundred twenty-one to maintain the
proceeding; or by a legal representative, attorney or agent of such
person pursuant to subdivision (d) of section thirty hundred twenty of
the civil practice law and rules. An attorney of such person may verify
the petition on information and belief notwithstanding the fact that
such person is in the county where the attorney has his office. Every
petition shall:

1. State the interest of the petitioner in the premises from which
removal is sought.

2. State the respondent's interest in the premises and his
relationship to petitioner with regard thereto.

3. Describe the premises from which removal is sought.

4. State the facts upon which the special proceeding is based.

5. State the relief sought. The relief may include a judgment for rent
due, and for a period of occupancy during which no rent is due, for the
fair value of use and occupancy of the premises if the notice of
petition contains a notice that a demand for such a judgment has been