Bay Area Justicecorps Housing Law Quiz 2013-2014

14 Questions | Total Attempts: 124

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This Assessment Test is given at the beginning and end of your JusticeCorps experience to evaluate your level of knowledge in the area of Housing Law. The purpose of the Assessment Test is to see if your level of knowledge and understanding has improved through participation in the program. It is only for statistical purposes. This test will have no effect on your education award.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Legal documents filed with the Court must be typed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Please select the best definition for Unlawful Detainer:
    • A. 

      Legal process of eviction

    • B. 

      A tenant who retains property owned by the landlord, without the landlord's permission

    • C. 

      Someone who is put in jail for failure to pay rent

  • 3. 
    A Tenant has the right to repair serious defects in the rental unit and deduct certain repair costs from the rent, up to the amount of one month's 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. 
    If a default has not yet been entered against them, a tenant not named on the eviction action can file an Answer by completing the Claim of Right to Possession.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    A Landlord can enter the rental unit without notice in cases of an emergency.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A Tenant has 30 days to file an Answer to an eviction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Implied Warranty of Habitability means the rental unit must be in perfect condition.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    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

  • 10. 
    In 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

  • 11. 
    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 Tenant

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    How many days does a Tenant have to file a response to an eviction lawsuit?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

  • 13. 
    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. 

      There are no court fees associated with defending an eviction case

  • 14. 
    If a Tenant loses his/her case, what type of notice will the Sheriff post on the Tenant's door?
    • A. 

      5 Day Notice to Vacate

    • B. 

      14 Day Notice to Vacate

    • C. 

      30 Day Notice to Vacate

    • D. 

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

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