Usually, the court will send an inspector to the apartment before the court date to verify that the violations in the tenant’s complaint exist. The inspector will file a report confirming which violations, if any, exist. This report will be included in the case file, and you will get a copy of this on the court date. If HPD had previously inspected the apartment before the HP action, the court might use the HPD violation records to determine whether there are violations. The tenant may also bring other evidence of violations, such as photos, heat logs, or other proof of the conditions in the apartment.