622. The counter-statement.

Any counter-statement filed by the defendant1 must:

  1.  

    (1)     state which of the allegations in the statement of grounds2 he denies3;

  2.  

    (2)     state which of the allegations he is unable to admit or deny, but which he requires the claimant4 to prove5;

  3.  

    (3)     state which of the allegations he admits6;

  4.  

    (4)     be verified by a statement of truth7; and

  5.  

    (5)     comply with the formal requirements for documents8.

Where the defendant denies an allegation he must state his reasons for doing so and, if he intends to put forward a different version of events from that given by the claimant, he must