Capitol Region Justicecorps Housing Law Quiz

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This test is administered at the beginning and at the conclusion of your JusticeCorps experience to evaluate your level of knowledge in the area of Housing / Landlord-Tenant Law.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Legal documents filed with the Court must be typed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because legal documents filed with the Court do not necessarily have to be typed. They can also be handwritten, as long as they meet the specific requirements and guidelines set by the Court.

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  • 2. 

    Unlawful Detainer is the legal terminology for eviction

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Unlawful Detainer is indeed the legal terminology for eviction. This term refers to a legal process where a landlord seeks to remove a tenant from a property due to a violation of the lease agreement or failure to pay rent. It involves filing a lawsuit and obtaining a court order to regain possession of the property. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct.

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  • 3. 

    A Tenant has the right to repair serious defects in the rental unit and deduct certain repair costs from the rent.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A tenant has the right to repair serious defects in the rental unit and deduct certain repair costs from the rent. This means that if there are major issues with the rental unit that need to be fixed, the tenant can take it upon themselves to get the repairs done and then deduct the cost of those repairs from their rent payment. This allows the tenant to ensure that the rental unit is in a livable condition without having to rely solely on the landlord to make the necessary repairs.

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  • 4. 

    If a Tenant has lived in a non-rent controlled rental unit for more than 1 year, s/he may receive 30 Day Notice to quit to terminate the tenancy.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a tenant has lived in a non-rent controlled rental unit for more than 1 year, they may receive a 30 Day Notice to quit to terminate the tenancy. This means that the landlord can legally give the tenant a notice stating that they must move out within 30 days. This is because in non-rent controlled units, the landlord has more flexibility in terminating the tenancy compared to rent-controlled units.

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  • 5. 

    A Tenant not named on the eviction action can still file an Answer by completing the Claim of Right to Possession.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A tenant who is not named in the eviction action can still file an Answer by completing the Claim of Right to Possession. This means that even if the tenant is not directly involved in the eviction proceedings, they still have the right to assert their claim to possession of the property. This allows the tenant to present their case and potentially defend against the eviction action, even if they were not initially included in the legal proceedings.

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  • 6. 

    In rent control jurisdictions, an owner can raise a Tenant’s rent without any restrictions.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    In rent control jurisdictions, an owner cannot raise a tenant's rent without any restrictions. Rent control laws typically limit the amount by which landlords can increase rent, in order to protect tenants from excessive rent hikes. These laws aim to ensure that housing remains affordable and prevent landlords from taking advantage of their tenants. Therefore, the statement that an owner can raise a tenant's rent without any restrictions in rent control jurisdictions is false.

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  • 7. 

    A Landlord can enter the rental unit without notice in cases of an emergency.  

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In cases of an emergency, a landlord may need immediate access to the rental unit to address the situation. This could include situations such as a fire, a burst pipe, or any other emergency that requires immediate attention to prevent further damage or harm. In such cases, the landlord may enter the rental unit without providing prior notice to the tenant. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of both the tenant and the property.

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  • 8. 

    A Tenant has 30 days to file an Answer to an eviction.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A tenant does not have a fixed 30-day period to file an answer to an eviction. The time frame for filing an answer may vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific circumstances of the eviction case. It is important for tenants to consult local laws and regulations to understand the specific deadline for filing an answer in their situation.

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  • 9. 

    Implied Warranty of Habitability means the rental unit must be in tip-top perfect condition.    

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the Implied Warranty of Habitability does not require the rental unit to be in tip-top perfect condition. Instead, it ensures that the rental unit is safe, livable, and meets basic health and safety standards. It means that the landlord is responsible for maintaining the property in a reasonably good condition, but it does not guarantee perfection.

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  • 10. 

    What is a landlord’s first step in formally evicting a tenant for failing to pay rent?

    • A.

      Make a police report

    • B.

      File a complaint with the local rent control or housing agency

    • C.

      Contact the Tenant’s employer

    • D.

      Give the Tenant a written notice asking the Tenant to pay rent or move out

    Correct Answer
    D. Give the Tenant a written notice asking the Tenant to pay rent or move out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to give the tenant a written notice asking them to pay rent or move out. This is the first step in formally evicting a tenant for failing to pay rent. By providing a written notice, the landlord is informing the tenant of their obligation to pay rent and giving them an opportunity to rectify the situation. If the tenant fails to comply with the notice, the landlord can then proceed with further legal actions to evict the tenant.

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  • 11. 

    In the State of California, what must the Notice to Pay Rent or Quit have on its face to make it valid?

    • A.

      The number of days to pay

    • B.

      The amount of the rent to pay

    • C.

      The name of the person to pay rent to

    • D.

      The address of the person to pay rent to

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The Notice to Pay Rent or Quit in the State of California must have all of the above mentioned information on its face to be considered valid. This includes the number of days to pay, the amount of rent to pay, the name of the person to pay rent to, and the address of the person to pay rent to.

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  • 12. 

    In an Unlawful Detainer case, what are the correct terms used to identify the parties of the case?

    • A.

      Petitioner and Respondent

    • B.

      Plaintiff and Defendant

    • C.

      Owner and Claimant

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Plaintiff and Defendant
    Explanation
    In an Unlawful Detainer case, the correct terms used to identify the parties of the case are Plaintiff and Defendant. The Plaintiff is the party who files the lawsuit, seeking to regain possession of the property, while the Defendant is the party being sued and accused of unlawfully occupying the property. The terms Petitioner and Respondent are more commonly used in other types of legal cases, and Owner and Claimant do not accurately represent the parties involved in an Unlawful Detainer case.

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  • 13. 

    How many days does a Tenant have to file a response to an eviction lawsuit?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    A tenant typically has 5 days to file a response to an eviction lawsuit. This allows them a reasonable amount of time to review the lawsuit, gather any necessary evidence or documentation, and prepare their defense. Failing to file a response within this timeframe may result in the tenant losing their opportunity to present their case and potentially being evicted.

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  • 14. 

    What can a Tenant do if he/she cannot afford to pay the Court fees to defend an eviction case?

    • A.

      Write a letter to the presiding judge explaining his/her finances

    • B.

      Fill out a Court form asking the Court to waive the fees

    • C.

      Borrow the court fees or move

    • D.

      File Bankruptcy

    Correct Answer
    B. Fill out a Court form asking the Court to waive the fees
    Explanation
    If a tenant cannot afford to pay the court fees to defend an eviction case, they can fill out a court form asking the court to waive the fees. This option allows the tenant to request the court to exempt them from paying the fees due to financial hardship. By filling out the form, the tenant can explain their inability to afford the fees and seek assistance from the court in order to proceed with their defense.

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  • 15. 

    If a Tenant loses his/her case, what type of notice will the Sheriff post on the Tenant's door?

    • A.

      3 Day Notice to Vacate

    • B.

      5 Day Notice to Vacate

    • C.

      10 Day Notice to Vacate

    • D.

      Sheriff has no obligation to a notice on the Tenant’s door.

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 Day Notice to Vacate
    Explanation
    If a tenant loses their case, the sheriff will post a 3 Day Notice to Vacate on the tenant's door. This notice informs the tenant that they have three days to vacate the property. It is a legal requirement for the sheriff to provide this notice to the tenant after they have lost their case.

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