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Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 7
§ 743. Answer. Except as provided in section seven hundred thirty-two
of this article, relating to a proceeding for non-payment of rent, at
the time when the petition is to be heard the respondent, or any person
in possession or claiming possession of the premises, may answer, orally
or in writing. If the answer is oral the substance thereof shall be
recorded by the clerk or, if a particular court has no clerk, by the
presiding judge or justice of such court, and maintained in the case
record. The answer may contain any legal or equitable defense, or
counterclaim. The court may render affirmative judgment for the amount
found due on the counterclaim.