At or before the time of the hearing, the landlord may answer in writing. Defenses that are not contained in a written answer must be orally pleaded at the
hearing before any testimony is taken. No delays in the date of hearing may be granted to allow time to prepare a written
answer or reply except with the consent of all parties.
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