Los Angeles Justicecorps Housing Law Quiz 2012 - 2013

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 187

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Los Angeles Quizzes & Trivia

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.