Los Angeles Justicecorps Housing Law Quiz

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 432

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Los Angeles Justicecorps Housing Law Quiz

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

  • 2. 
    Unlawful Detainer is the legal terminology for eviction
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    In rent control jurisdictions, an owner can raise a Tenant’s rent without any restrictions.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A Landlord can enter the rental unit without notice in cases of an emergency.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    A Tenant has 30 days to file an Answer to an eviction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Implied Warranty of Habitability means the rental unit must be in tip-top perfect condition.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 13. 
    How many days does a Tenant have to file a response to an eviction lawsuit?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

  • 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

  • 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.