(1) If the respondent receives a letter from the applicant written under this part, the respondent must write to the applicant, specifying the following matters—(a) that the letter is a reply to the applicant’s letter under this rule;(b) what, if anything, the respondent proposes to do in response to the applicant’s complaint;(c) if applicable, why the applicant should not have the relief to be sought.
(2) The respondent’s letter of reply must be sent to the applicant within the nominated time.
(3) The respondent must send a copy of the letter of reply to every person the respondent would be required to serve or notify if the applicant was making an application to the court for the relief sought.
(4) The letter must list the persons to whom a copy of the letter of reply is sent.
(5) The respondent need not comply with subrule (3) if complying would—(a) cause the respondent undue delay, expense or inconvenience; or(b) unduly prejudice the respondent if a person mentioned in subrule (3) saw the contents of the letter of reply.