Electrical Safety For Landlords - Test Your Knowledge (2014.1)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A current rating of 99 mA may have which of the following effects on human body?

    • A.

      Irregular heart function

    • B.

      Muscle freeze and feeling of a painful shock

    • C.

      Respiratory arrest and muscle contractions which may lead to death

    • D.

      Cardiac arrest and a very high likelihood of death

    Correct Answer
    C. Respiratory arrest and muscle contractions which may lead to death
    Explanation
    A current rating of 99 mA can cause respiratory arrest and muscle contractions which may lead to death. This level of current can disrupt the normal functioning of the muscles, including those responsible for breathing, leading to respiratory arrest. Additionally, the high current can cause severe muscle contractions, which can be extremely painful and potentially dangerous.

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  • 2. 

    What do electrical faults and faulty electric installations result in?

    • A.

      Electric shock, fires and burns

    • B.

      Sneezing

    • C.

      Feeling of faintness

    • D.

      Death

    Correct Answer
    A. Electric shock, fires and burns
    Explanation
    Electrical faults and faulty electric installations can result in electric shock, fires, and burns. When there is a fault in the electrical system or if the electric installations are not properly done, it can lead to the flow of excessive electric current through the body, causing electric shock. Faulty electrical connections or overloaded circuits can also cause overheating, leading to fires and burns. These hazards can be extremely dangerous and potentially life-threatening if not addressed promptly and appropriately.

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  • 3. 

    ________ milliamps make one Amp

    Correct Answer
    One thousand
    1,000
    1000
    1 thousand
    Explanation
    One Amp is equal to one thousand milliamps (1,000 mA).

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  • 4. 

    Electrical Hazards occur due to following reason?

    • A.

      Neglecting regular electrical inspections of properties and electrical equipment

    • B.

      Unskilled repair work

    • C.

      Using damaged or broken switches, sockets and other equipment

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." Electrical hazards can occur due to a combination of factors, including neglecting regular electrical inspections, unskilled repair work, and using damaged or broken switches, sockets, and other equipment. Neglecting inspections can lead to undetected faults or issues that can cause electrical hazards. Unskilled repair work can result in faulty wiring or improper installations, increasing the risk of electrical accidents. Using damaged or broken equipment can expose individuals to electrical shocks or fires. Therefore, all of these reasons contribute to electrical hazards.

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  • 5. 

    Who is the responsible person to undertake formal periodic inspection?

    • A.

      Landlord

    • B.

      Qualified Electrician

    • C.

      Tenant

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Qualified Electrician
    Explanation
    A qualified electrician is the responsible person to undertake formal periodic inspection because they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise to assess the electrical systems and ensure they are safe and compliant with regulations. Landlords may have certain responsibilities related to inspections, but they are not qualified professionals in the field of electrical inspections. Tenants are not responsible for formal periodic inspections as it falls under the jurisdiction of qualified electricians.

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  • 6. 

    In recent years for 1.7 million tenants, what did landlords do?

    • A.

      Correct an electrical fault

    • B.

      Refer to rescue services

    • C.

      Ignore their concerns about electrical issues

    • D.

      Bring in a qualified electrician

    Correct Answer
    C. Ignore their concerns about electrical issues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ignore their concerns about electrical issues." This means that landlords did not pay attention to or take into consideration the worries or complaints of tenants regarding electrical problems. They neglected or disregarded the concerns raised by the tenants about the electrical issues.

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  • 7. 

    What can be felt when a small electric current passes through the body?

    • A.

      Muscular pain

    • B.

      Mild tingle

    • C.

      Body pain

    • D.

      Faintness

    Correct Answer
    B. Mild tingle
    Explanation
    When a small electric current passes through the body, it can be felt as a mild tingle. This sensation is caused by the stimulation of nerve endings in the skin by the electrical current. It is typically not painful but rather a tingling or prickling sensation. This is a common experience when coming into contact with low levels of electricity, such as when touching a live wire or a malfunctioning electrical device.

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  • 8. 

    What causes damage to cables and electrical wiring systems?

    • A.

      Heat

    • B.

      Rubbing

    • C.

      Action of pests

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options can cause damage to cables and electrical wiring systems. Heat can lead to overheating and melting of wires, which can cause short circuits and fires. Rubbing or friction against other surfaces can wear down the insulation of the wires, exposing them and increasing the risk of electrical shocks or malfunctions. Pests such as rodents can chew through the wires, causing them to break or create short circuits. Therefore, all these factors can contribute to the damage of cables and electrical wiring systems.

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  • 9. 

    Any material through which electricity can pass is known as?

    • A.

      Ammeter

    • B.

      Conductor

    • C.

      Voltage

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Conductor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Conductor." A conductor is any material that allows the flow of electric current. It has low resistance, enabling the movement of electrons. Conductors are commonly used in electrical wiring to transmit electricity from one point to another. Examples of conductors include metals like copper and aluminum.

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  • 10. 

    The unit of power is ______

    Correct Answer
    Watt
    Watts
    Explanation
    The unit of power is "Watt" or "Watts". Power is the rate at which work is done or energy is transferred. The watt is the SI unit of power, named after James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine. It is equal to one joule of energy per second. The plural form of watt is "watts", which is used when referring to multiple units of power.

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  • 11. 

    Annually, how many tenants in the UK experience electrical problems?

    • A.

      50,000

    • B.

      100,000

    • C.

      10,000

    • D.

      5,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 100,000
    Explanation
    The answer is 100,000 because it is stated that annually, 100,000 tenants in the UK experience electrical problems. This suggests that a significant number of tenants face electrical issues each year in the country.

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  • 12. 

    Copper is a bad conductor of electricity

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Copper is actually a very good conductor of electricity. It is widely used in electrical wiring and other electrical applications because of its high conductivity.

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  • 13. 

    Overloading the socket or circuit more than the maximum current limit causes electrical hazards

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Overloading a socket or circuit by drawing more current than its maximum limit can cause electrical hazards. When the current exceeds the capacity of the socket or circuit, it can lead to overheating, melting of wires, electrical fires, or damage to electrical appliances. Therefore, it is important to ensure that the electrical load does not exceed the maximum current limit to prevent these hazards.

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  • 14. 

    In the case of electrical accidents, landlords are exposed to the risk of financial penalties and criminal prosecution

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Landlords are indeed exposed to the risk of financial penalties and criminal prosecution in the case of electrical accidents. This is because landlords have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their rental properties, including the electrical systems. If an electrical accident occurs due to negligence or failure to meet safety standards, the landlord can be held liable. They may face fines and penalties imposed by regulatory authorities, as well as potential criminal charges if the accident results in harm or loss of life. Therefore, it is important for landlords to prioritize electrical safety to avoid such consequences.

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  • 15. 

    The charity Electrical Safety First (ESF) was previously known as Electrical Safety Council

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the charity organization Electrical Safety First (ESF) was indeed formerly known as the Electrical Safety Council. The organization rebranded itself to better reflect its mission of promoting electrical safety and reducing electrical accidents and injuries.

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  • 16. 

    All wiring systems and electrical installations have an indefinite life time

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because all wiring systems and electrical installations do not have an indefinite lifetime. Over time, wiring systems can deteriorate and become outdated, leading to potential safety hazards. Electrical installations may also require maintenance or replacement due to wear and tear, changes in electrical codes, or technological advancements. Therefore, it is important to regularly inspect and update wiring systems and electrical installations to ensure their safety and efficiency.

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  • 17. 

    How low could a current be that a person suffering an electric shock might die?

    • A.

      2 Amps

    • B.

      2000 mA

    • C.

      0.02 A

    • D.

      Amp

    Correct Answer
    C. 0.02 A
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 0.02 A. A person suffering an electric shock can die from a current as low as 0.02 A. Even though it may seem like a small amount, it can still disrupt the normal electrical signals in the body, leading to cardiac arrest or other fatal consequences. It is important to always be cautious around electricity and take necessary safety measures to prevent such accidents.

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  • 18. 

    If the fuse failed in a plug attached to a low power item such as a radio alarm what might be the rating of a replacement fuse?

    • A.

      3 Amps

    • B.

      240 Volts

    • C.

      15 Amps

    • D.

      Always use the same rating as the failed fuse

    Correct Answer
    A. 3 Amps
    Explanation
    If the fuse failed in a plug attached to a low power item such as a radio alarm, it is recommended to use a replacement fuse with the same rating as the failed fuse. This ensures that the new fuse will provide the appropriate level of protection for the device. Using a higher rated fuse could potentially lead to overloading and damaging the device, while using a lower rated fuse may cause the fuse to blow prematurely and interrupt the power supply. Therefore, using a 3 Amp fuse as a replacement is the correct choice in this scenario.

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  • 19. 

    Annually, how many electrical accidents are there in rental properties in the UK?

    • A.

      5,000

    • B.

      20,000

    • C.

      50,000

    • D.

      500

    Correct Answer
    C. 50,000
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 50,000. This suggests that there are a significant number of electrical accidents that occur annually in rental properties in the UK. This high number highlights the importance of ensuring electrical safety in these properties to prevent accidents and protect the well-being of tenants.

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  • 20. 

    For 1.7 million tenants, what did landlords do?

    • A.

      Correct an electrical fault

    • B.

      Refer to rescue services

    • C.

      Ignore their concerns about electrical issues

    • D.

      Bring in a qualified electrician

    Correct Answer
    C. Ignore their concerns about electrical issues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ignore their concerns about electrical issues". This implies that landlords did not address or take into consideration the concerns raised by the 1.7 million tenants regarding electrical issues. Instead of acknowledging and resolving these concerns, the landlords chose to ignore them.

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  • 21. 

    Electrical hazards mostly occur due to the following reasons

    • A.

      Electrical installations and equipment deteriorating over time due to lack of proper maintenance

    • B.

      Neglecting to get the periodical electrical inspections and checks done

    • C.

      Not installing the right protective devices according to requirement and regulations

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All the above
    Explanation
    Electrical hazards can occur due to various reasons, including the deterioration of electrical installations and equipment over time due to a lack of proper maintenance. Neglecting to conduct periodical electrical inspections and checks can also contribute to these hazards. Additionally, not installing the appropriate protective devices according to requirements and regulations can further increase the risk of electrical accidents. Therefore, all of the mentioned reasons can contribute to electrical hazards.

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  • 22. 

    Which one of the following is not an immediate symptom of electric shock

    • A.

      Involuntary muscular spasm

    • B.

      Heart attack

    • C.

      Burns

    • D.

      Sneezing

    Correct Answer
    D. Sneezing
    Explanation
    Sneezing is not an immediate symptom of electric shock. Electric shock can cause involuntary muscular spasms, heart attack, and burns due to the passage of electric current through the body. However, sneezing is not a typical symptom of electric shock as it is not directly related to the electrical current passing through the body.

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  • 23. 

    Which one of the following statements describes an electric shock?

    • A.

      Our body is a poor conductor of electricity and electricity circulates within our body when we touch a live wire.

    • B.

      Our body becomes the easiest path for electric current flow when we touch an electric circuit and the ground at the same time.

    • C.

      Our body behaves like an insulator when it comes in to contact with electricity

    • D.

      Our body resists the flow of electricity through it and we feel the resistance like a jerk or shock.

    Correct Answer
    B. Our body becomes the easiest path for electric current flow when we touch an electric circuit and the ground at the same time.
    Explanation
    When we touch an electric circuit and the ground at the same time, our body becomes the easiest path for electric current flow. This means that the electricity will flow through our body instead of following its intended path, causing an electric shock.

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  • 24. 

    A current rating of 30 mA may have which of the following effects on human body?

    • A.

      Slight tingling

    • B.

      Feeling of faintness or jerking

    • C.

      Respiratory arrest, muscle contractions, which may lead to death

    • D.

      Frozen muscles

    Correct Answer
    C. Respiratory arrest, muscle contractions, which may lead to death
    Explanation
    A current rating of 30 mA can cause respiratory arrest and muscle contractions in the human body, which can potentially lead to death. This level of current is considered dangerous and can have severe consequences on the body's functioning. It is important to be cautious and avoid exposure to such high levels of current to prevent fatal outcomes.

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  • 25. 

    Is it OK to use multiple block adaptors on electrical sockets

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to use multiple block adaptors on electrical sockets because it can overload the circuit and cause a fire hazard. Each electrical socket is designed to handle a certain amount of electrical load, and using multiple adaptors can exceed this limit, leading to overheating and potentially causing a fire. It is important to use only one adaptor per socket and to distribute the load evenly across different sockets to ensure safety.

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  • 26. 

    A cracked socket is considered to be a minor repair which should be done by the tenant

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A cracked socket is not considered to be a minor repair that should be done by the tenant. It is the responsibility of the landlord or property owner to address and fix any damages or repairs to the property, including electrical issues such as a cracked socket.

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  • 27. 

    Which Act refers to the principle that the landlord has a duty of care to their tenants with respect to electrical hazards?

    • A.

      Consumer Protection Act

    • B.

      Housing Act (Scotland) 2006

    • C.

      Housing Act 2004

    • D.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    Correct Answer
    D. Defective Premises Act 1972
    Explanation
    The Defective Premises Act 1972 refers to the principle that the landlord has a duty of care to their tenants with respect to electrical hazards. This act places a legal obligation on landlords to ensure that the premises they rent out are safe and fit for habitation, including the electrical installations. It requires landlords to take necessary steps to prevent any harm or injury to the tenants caused by electrical hazards, such as faulty wiring or appliances.

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  • 28. 

    Which Law refers to death and injury to humans due to improper maintaintence of electrical equipment?

    • A.

      Criminal Law

    • B.

      Consumer protection law

    • C.

      Landlord and Tenant Act

    • D.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    Correct Answer
    A. Criminal Law
    Explanation
    Criminal Law refers to death and injury to humans due to improper maintenance of electrical equipment. Criminal Law deals with offenses committed against individuals or society, and in this case, it would involve holding individuals or entities accountable for causing harm or death through negligence or improper maintenance of electrical equipment. This law aims to ensure public safety and protect individuals from harm caused by faulty electrical equipment.

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  • 29. 

    What are the safety requirements under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations,1994 ?

    • A.

      Protects against electric shock

    • B.

      Protects against death or injury in humans

    • C.

      Protects against death or injury to animals

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The safety requirements under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations, 1994 include protecting against electric shock, protecting against death or injury in humans, and protecting against death or injury to animals. These regulations aim to ensure the safety of individuals and animals by setting standards for electrical equipment to prevent accidents and potential harm.

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  • 30. 

    In the Housing Act 2004, HHRS refers to _________

    Correct Answer
    Housing health and safety rating system
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Housing health and safety rating system." In the Housing Act 2004, HHRS refers to the system that is used to assess and rate the health and safety conditions of residential properties. This system helps identify potential hazards and risks in a property, ensuring that it meets the required standards for the health and safety of the occupants. It provides a framework for local authorities to take appropriate actions to address any issues found during the assessment.

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  • 31. 

    Which of these must meet the requirements of British Standard(BS)7671?

    • A.

      Electrical wiring installations

    • B.

      Operation of electrical equipment

    • C.

      Portable appliance functions

    • D.

      Central heating installations

    Correct Answer
    A. Electrical wiring installations
    Explanation
    British Standard (BS) 7671 specifically pertains to the requirements for electrical wiring installations. Therefore, electrical wiring installations must meet the requirements of this standard. The other options mentioned, such as the operation of electrical equipment, portable appliance functions, and central heating installations, may have their own specific standards or regulations, but they are not directly related to BS 7671.

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  • 32. 

    What are the measures to reduce the risk of electrical hazard under the Housing Act 2004?

    • A.

      Good lightning protection system

    • B.

      Electrical installations to avoid close proximity to water

    • C.

      Installation (plug, socket, fuses, meter, wiring, switches) to be maintained in good repair

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The measures to reduce the risk of electrical hazard under the Housing Act 2004 include having a good lightning protection system, ensuring that electrical installations are not located close to water, and maintaining the installation components such as plugs, sockets, fuses, meters, wiring, and switches in good repair. By implementing all of these measures, the risk of electrical hazards can be minimized, ensuring the safety of the residents and the property.

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  • 33. 

    Which act defines "Repairing Standard"?

    • A.

      Consumer Protection Act

    • B.

      Housing Act (Scotland) 2006

    • C.

      Housing Act 2004

    • D.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    Correct Answer
    B. Housing Act (Scotland) 2006
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Housing Act (Scotland) 2006. This act specifically defines the "Repairing Standard" in Scotland, which sets out the minimum standard that rented properties must meet in terms of their condition and repair. It outlines the responsibilities of landlords to ensure that their properties are maintained to this standard, and provides tenants with rights to have repairs carried out. This act is specific to Scotland and may differ from the legislation in other parts of the UK.

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  • 34. 

    Any electrical installation work undertaken in a home in England or Wales must comply with which part of the building regulations?

    • A.

      Part A

    • B.

      Part E

    • C.

      Part D

    • D.

      Part P

    Correct Answer
    D. Part P
    Explanation
    Part P of the building regulations in England and Wales specifically relates to electrical safety in dwellings. It ensures that any electrical installation work carried out in a home meets certain safety standards. This includes work such as installing new electrical circuits, adding sockets or light fittings, or making alterations to existing circuits. Compliance with Part P is important to ensure the safety of the occupants and to prevent electrical hazards such as electric shocks or fires.

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  • 35. 

    What are the requirements of the "Repairing Standard" ?

    • A.

      The house has satisfactory provision for detecting fires and giving warning in the event of fire or suspected fire

    • B.

      The house is wind and water tight and in all respects reasonably fit for human habitation

    • C.

      A or B

    • D.

      Both A and B

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B
    Explanation
    The requirements of the "Repairing Standard" include both A and B. This means that the house must have satisfactory provision for detecting fires and giving warnings in case of fire or suspected fire, as well as being wind and water tight and reasonably fit for human habitation.

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  • 36. 

    Which punishment does the landlord face, if they fail to comply with electrical safety regulations?

    • A.

      Imposition of a £2,000 fine

    • B.

      Imprisonment of six months

    • C.

      Suspension of property insurance for 6 months

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Imprisonment of six months
    Explanation
    If a landlord fails to comply with electrical safety regulations, they may face imprisonment of six months. This means that they could be sentenced to serve time in jail for a period of six months as a punishment for their non-compliance. This is a serious consequence and highlights the importance of adhering to electrical safety regulations to ensure the well-being and safety of tenants.

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  • 37. 

    Under which Act or Regulation are the safety of plugs and sockets established?

    • A.

      Housing Act, 2004

    • B.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    • C.

      Plug and Socket etc (Safety) Regulation 1994

    • D.

      Consumer Protection Act

    Correct Answer
    C. Plug and Socket etc (Safety) Regulation 1994
    Explanation
    The safety of plugs and sockets is established under the Plug and Socket etc (Safety) Regulation 1994. This regulation sets standards and requirements for the safety of plugs and sockets to protect consumers from potential hazards and ensure the safe use of electrical appliances. It provides guidelines for the design, construction, and testing of plugs and sockets to prevent electrical shocks, fires, and other accidents. Compliance with this regulation is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals using electrical appliances.

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  • 38. 

    In the 19th century and before, the common law had established that landlord has no liability for defects in their property

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In the 19th century and before, according to common law, landlords were not held liable for any defects or issues in their property. This means that if there were any problems or defects in the property, the landlord was not legally responsible for them. This legal principle allowed landlords to avoid any liability or financial responsibility for any damages or injuries caused by defects in their property.

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  • 39. 

    The Defective Premises Act is only one of many UK laws that apply to electrical safety in domestic properties

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the Defective Premises Act is indeed one of the laws in the UK that pertains to electrical safety in domestic properties. However, it is important to note that there are other laws as well that also address electrical safety in domestic properties, making the statement accurate.

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  • 40. 

    According to the Consumer Protection Act 1987, the landlord has no liability relating to supply of electricity and correct functioning of equipment

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    According to the Consumer Protection Act 1987, the landlord does have liability relating to the supply of electricity and the correct functioning of equipment. This means that if there are any issues with the electricity supply or equipment in the rented property, the landlord is responsible for ensuring that they are in proper working condition and fixing any problems that may arise.

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  • 41. 

    The Defective Premises Act, 1972 defines electrical equipment which is supplied as a part of furnished accommodation, as hired/leased

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Defective Premises Act, 1972 does not define electrical equipment supplied as part of furnished accommodation as hired/leased. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 42. 

    A landlord is responsible to meet the "Repairing Standard" only at the start of tenancy contract

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A landlord is not only responsible to meet the "Repairing Standard" at the start of the tenancy contract, but throughout the entire duration of the tenancy. This means that the landlord has an ongoing responsibility to ensure that the property is maintained and any necessary repairs are carried out promptly, regardless of when the tenancy started.

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  • 43. 

    All properties with more than five residents is an HMO

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "All properties with more than five residents is an HMO" is false. The number of residents alone does not determine whether a property is classified as an HMO (House in Multiple Occupation). There are specific criteria that must be met, such as the number of storeys, the number of households, and the presence of shared facilities. Therefore, a property with more than five residents may or may not be an HMO depending on these additional factors.

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  • 44. 

    An HMO is a property which is rented to more than 4 unrelated tenants

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An HMO, or House in Multiple Occupation, is a property that is rented to more than 4 unrelated tenants. This means that if there are more than 4 individuals living in the property who are not related to each other, then it is considered an HMO. Therefore, the statement "An HMO is a property which is rented to more than 4 unrelated tenants" is true.

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  • 45. 

    All properties with more than 3 storeys is defined as an HMO

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because an HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) is a property that is occupied by at least three people who are not from the same household and share common facilities like the kitchen or bathroom. Therefore, if a property has more than three storeys, it is more likely to have multiple occupants and meet the definition of an HMO.

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  • 46. 

    What does Part P of the Building Regulations relates to

    • A.

      Construction of garages

    • B.

      Fire exit routes in domestic properties

    • C.

      Electrical work in domestic properties

    • D.

      Electrical inspection in domestic properties

    Correct Answer
    C. Electrical work in domestic properties
    Explanation
    Part P of the Building Regulations relates to electrical work in domestic properties. This means that any electrical installations or alterations in a domestic property must comply with the safety standards outlined in Part P. This regulation was introduced to ensure that electrical work is carried out by competent individuals and to reduce the risk of electrical accidents and fires in homes. It covers various aspects of electrical work, including the installation, maintenance, and inspection of electrical systems in domestic properties.

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  • 47. 

    Which Act or Regulation refers to specific electrical hazards?

    • A.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    • B.

      Housing Act (Scotland) 2006

    • C.

      Housing Act 2004

    • D.

      Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994

    Correct Answer
    C. Housing Act 2004
    Explanation
    The Housing Act 2004 refers to specific electrical hazards. This act is a legislation in the United Kingdom that addresses various issues related to housing, including health and safety standards. It includes provisions for electrical safety in residential properties, ensuring that landlords maintain safe electrical installations and appliances to protect tenants from potential hazards.

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  • 48. 

    Which act defines a Repairing Standard

    • A.

      Defective Premises Act 1972

    • B.

      Housing Act (Scotland) 2006

    • C.

      Housing Act 2004

    • D.

      Consumer Protection Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Housing Act (Scotland) 2006
    Explanation
    The Housing Act (Scotland) 2006 defines a Repairing Standard. This act sets out the minimum standard that landlords must meet in terms of repairing and maintaining their properties. It outlines the responsibilities of both landlords and tenants in ensuring that the property is safe and habitable. This act applies specifically to properties in Scotland, and it aims to protect tenants by ensuring that their homes are in a good state of repair.

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  • 49. 

    A landlord failing to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations, 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act, 1987, may face which punishment?

    • A.

      Imposition of a £2,000 fine

    • B.

      Imprisonment of six months

    • C.

      Suspension of property insurance for 6 months

    • D.

      All the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Imprisonment of six months
    Explanation
    A landlord failing to comply with the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations, 1994 and the Consumer Protection Act, 1987, may face imprisonment of six months. This means that if a landlord does not meet the safety regulations and consumer protection requirements related to electrical equipment, they can be sentenced to a period of six months in prison. This punishment serves as a deterrent and emphasizes the importance of ensuring the safety and protection of tenants.

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  • 50. 

    Which Act of Parliament enshrined into law a landlord's Duty of Care to tenants?

    • A.

      Landlord and Tenant Act

    • B.

      Defective Premises Act

    • C.

      Consumer Protection Act

    • D.

      Housing Act

    Correct Answer
    B. Defective Premises Act
    Explanation
    The Defective Premises Act is the correct answer because it is the specific Act of Parliament that enshrined into law a landlord's Duty of Care to tenants. This act places a legal obligation on landlords to ensure that their rental properties are safe and free from defects that could cause harm to tenants. It outlines the responsibilities of landlords in maintaining the premises and carrying out necessary repairs to prevent any potential harm or injury to tenants.

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