answers the complaint as follows:
2. Check ONLY ONE of the next two boxes:
defendant has no information or belief that the following statements of the complaint are true, so defendant denies
them (state paragraph numbers from the complaint or explain below or on form MC-025):
AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES (NOTE: For each box checked, you must state brief facts to support it in item 3l (page 2).)
Form Approved for Optional Use
Judicial Council of California
UD-105 [Rev. September 1, 2019]
Civil Code, § 1940 et seq.;
Code of Civil Procedure, §§ 425.12, 1161 et seq.
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ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY
STATE BAR NUMBER:
CITY: STATE: ZIP CODE:
TELEPHONE NO.: FAX NO.:
ATTORNEY FOR (name):
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF
CITY AND ZIP CODE:
FOR COURT USE ONLY
Defendant generally denies each statement of the complaint. (Do not check this box if the complaint demands more than
Defendant admits that all of the statements of the complaint are true EXCEPT
defendant claims the following statements of the complaint are false (state paragraph numbers from the complaint or
explain below or on form MC-025):
Explanation is on MC-025, titled as Attachment 2b(1).
Explanation is on MC-025, titled as Attachment 2b(2).
(Nonpayment of rent only) Plaintiff has breached the warranty to provide habitable premises.
(Nonpayment of rent only) Defendant made needed repairs and properly deducted the cost from the rent, and plaintiff did
not give proper credit.
(Nonpayment of rent only)
Plaintiff served defendant with the notice to quit or filed the complaint to retaliate against defendant.
Plaintiff waived, changed, or canceled the notice to quit.
Plaintiff's demand for possession violates the local rent control or eviction control ordinance of (city or county, title of
ordinance, and date of passage):
(Also, briefly state in item 3l the facts showing violation of the ordinance.)
Plaintiff accepted rent from defendant to cover a period of time after the date the notice to quit expired.
Defendant (each defendant for whom this answer is filed must be named and must sign this answer unless his or her attorney
Plaintiff seeks to evict defendant based on an act against defendant or a member of defendant's household that
constitutes domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking, or abuse of an elder or a dependent adult. (This
defense requires one of the following: (1) a temporary restraining order, protective order, or police report that is not
more than 180 days old; OR (2) a signed statement from a qualified third party (e.g., a doctor, domestic violence or
sexual assault counselor, human trafficking caseworker, or psychologist) concerning the injuries or abuse resulting from
By serving defendant with the notice to quit or filing the complaint, plaintiff is arbitrarily discriminating against the
defendant in violation of the Constitution or the laws of the United States or California.
before the notice to pay or quit expired, defendant offered
the rent due but plaintiff would not accept it.