Property Management And Leases

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Bdgimler
B
Bdgimler
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 6 | Total Attempts: 6,078
Questions: 50 | Attempts: 263

SettingsSettingsSettings
Property And Casualty Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 7 Property Management and Leases


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An estate for years would be created by:

    • A.

      Express agreement

    • B.

      Adverse possession

    • C.

      Operation of the law

    • D.

      Holding over

    Correct Answer
    A. Express agreement
    Explanation
    An estate for years is a type of leasehold estate that is created by an express agreement between the landlord and the tenant. This means that both parties have explicitly agreed to the terms and conditions of the lease, including the duration of the lease and any other specific terms. This is different from other methods of creating an estate, such as adverse possession or holding over, which involve actions or circumstances that may lead to the creation of a leasehold estate without a formal agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    The tenant who remains in possession after the lease expires:

    • A.

      Is on a periodic tenancy

    • B.

      Has a freehold interest

    • C.

      Is a tennant at sufferance

    • D.

      Has a servient tenement

    Correct Answer
    C. Is a tennant at sufferance
    Explanation
    A tenant who remains in possession after the lease expires without the landlord's consent is considered a tenant at sufferance. This means that the tenant is unlawfully occupying the property and does not have any legal right to be there. The landlord can choose to take legal action to evict the tenant at sufferance and regain possession of the property.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    The effect of a lease assignment is that the

    • A.

      Entire lease interest is transferred

    • B.

      Assignee makes rent payments to the assignor

    • C.

      Assignee is a tenant of the assignor

    • D.

      Assignor remains primarily liable on the lease

    Correct Answer
    A. Entire lease interest is transferred
    Explanation
    When a lease assignment occurs, the entire lease interest is transferred from the assignor to the assignee. This means that the assignee becomes the new tenant and is responsible for making rent payments to the assignor. However, it is important to note that the assignor still remains primarily liable on the lease. This means that if the assignee fails to fulfill their obligations, the assignor can still be held responsible by the landlord.

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    In accordance with the uniform residential landlord and tenant act, a lessor may properly require that the tenant

    • A.

      Pay a security deposit equal to two months rent

    • B.

      Agree to a limitation on the owner's liability

    • C.

      Pay any lessor attorney fees arising from a dispute

    • D.

      Restrict use of the premises to residential purposes

    Correct Answer
    D. Restrict use of the premises to residential purposes
    Explanation
    In accordance with the uniform residential landlord and tenant act, a lessor may properly require that the tenant restrict the use of the premises to residential purposes. This means that the tenant must use the rented property solely for residential purposes and not for any commercial or other non-residential activities. This restriction helps to maintain the integrity of the property and ensures that it is being used in accordance with the intended purpose of residential tenancy.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    A lease prohibited assignment or subletting without the owner's prior approval.  The lessee assigned without asking the lessor.  The assignment is

    • A.

      Void

    • B.

      Voidable

    • C.

      Unenforceable

    • D.

      Illegal

    Correct Answer
    B. Voidable
    Explanation
    The lease agreement stated that assignment or subletting was prohibited without the owner's prior approval. However, the lessee went ahead and assigned the lease without seeking permission from the lessor. In this situation, the assignment is considered voidable. This means that the lessor has the option to either accept the assignment or reject it. The lessor has the power to make the assignment void if they choose to do so.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    The uniform residential landlord and Tenant Act provides that the tenant

    • A.

      Can agree to hold the landlord harmless for actions of the landlord

    • B.

      May apply the security deposit to the last month's rent

    • C.

      May not unreaasonably withhold permission for the landlord to enter the premises

    • D.

      Will make the repairs necessary to keep the premises fit for habitation

    Correct Answer
    C. May not unreaasonably withhold permission for the landlord to enter the premises
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the tenant may not unreasonably withhold permission for the landlord to enter the premises. This means that the tenant cannot refuse the landlord access to the rental property without a valid reason. The landlord may need to enter the premises for various reasons, such as to make repairs or conduct inspections. However, the tenant still has the right to privacy and the landlord must provide reasonable notice before entering the property.

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    A sublessee is a(n)

    • A.

      Assignee

    • B.

      Owner

    • C.

      Tenant

    • D.

      Lessor on a sublease

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenant
    Explanation
    A sublessee is a tenant who rents a property from a tenant who is already leasing the property from the owner. The sublessee does not have a direct relationship with the owner and instead enters into a lease agreement with the original tenant. This arrangement allows the original tenant to temporarily transfer their lease rights and responsibilities to the sublessee. Therefore, the correct answer is "tenant".

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    An advantage offered to an investor buying a structure subject to a ground lease rather than buying the structure and the land is

    • A.

      Not having to pay for an unneeded structure

    • B.

      Lower investment requirements

    • C.

      Being able to deduct interest payments

    • D.

      The advantage of a continued rental income

    Correct Answer
    B. Lower investment requirements
    Explanation
    When an investor buys a structure subject to a ground lease instead of buying the structure and the land, they benefit from lower investment requirements. This means that they don't have to spend as much money upfront to acquire the property. By only purchasing the structure, they avoid the cost of buying the land, which can be a significant expense. This allows the investor to allocate their capital more efficiently and potentially invest in other opportunities.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    A clause in a three year lease provides that should the tenant retain possession after expiration of the lease, it will be on a month to month basis with a significant increase in rent.  This clause is intended to discourage a

    • A.

      Lease renewal

    • B.

      Lease extension

    • C.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • D.

      Surrender of the premises

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenancy at sufferance
    Explanation
    The clause in the lease that states that if the tenant retains possession after the lease expires, it will be on a month to month basis with a significant increase in rent, is intended to discourage a tenancy at sufferance. A tenancy at sufferance occurs when a tenant remains in possession of a property without the landlord's permission after the lease has expired. The significant increase in rent serves as a deterrent for the tenant to continue occupying the premises without a valid lease agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    A lessee is relieved of all obligations under the lease when the

    • A.

      Lessee is evicted for rent arrearage

    • B.

      Property is sold

    • C.

      Lessee is constructively evicted

    • D.

      Lessee can no longer afford to pay the rent

    Correct Answer
    C. Lessee is constructively evicted
    Explanation
    When a lessee is constructively evicted, they are relieved of all obligations under the lease. Constructive eviction occurs when the landlord fails to provide essential services or maintain the property in a habitable condition, making it impossible for the lessee to continue living there. In such cases, the lessee can choose to terminate the lease and is no longer responsible for paying rent or fulfilling any other obligations outlined in the lease agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    A lease in which the lessee's total monthly rent costs remain unchanged for the term of the lease is what type of lease?

    • A.

      Gross

    • B.

      Net

    • C.

      Percentage

    • D.

      Graduated

    Correct Answer
    A. Gross
    Explanation
    A lease in which the lessee's total monthly rent costs remain unchanged for the term of the lease is known as a gross lease. In a gross lease, the landlord is responsible for paying all operating expenses, such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. The lessee only has to pay the agreed-upon rent amount each month, without any additional expenses. This type of lease is commonly used for residential properties and provides the lessee with stability and predictability in their monthly rental costs.

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Broker L, who manages property for M, approaches tenant N for back rent a day after M dies.  N refuses to pay.  The broker should

    • A.

      Give N statutory notice to quit or pay rent

    • B.

      Start an unlawful detainer action

    • C.

      Turn the matter over to a colllection attorney

    • D.

      Take no further action

    Correct Answer
    D. Take no further action
    Explanation
    Since the property owner, M, has passed away, the broker, L, no longer has the authority to collect rent or take any legal action on behalf of the deceased owner. Therefore, the broker should take no further action in this situation.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    J leased to K who subleased to L, who then subleased to M.  The lease between K and L could be regarded as a(n)

    • A.

      Sandwich lease

    • B.

      Assignment

    • C.

      Master lease

    • D.

      Flat lease

    Correct Answer
    A. Sandwich lease
    Explanation
    The lease between K and L could be regarded as a sandwich lease. A sandwich lease occurs when a tenant leases a property from a landlord and then subleases it to another tenant. In this case, K is the original tenant who leased the property from J, and L is the subtenant who subleased it from K. Since there are multiple layers of leasing involved, with K acting as both a tenant and a landlord, this arrangement can be considered a sandwich lease.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    Partial lease interests were transferred by a lessee.  This is a(n)

    • A.

      Step lease

    • B.

      Gross lease

    • C.

      Assignment

    • D.

      Sublease

    Correct Answer
    D. Sublease
    Explanation
    A sublease occurs when a lessee transfers a portion of their lease interest to another party. In this case, the lessee has transferred only a portion of their lease interest, making it a sublease rather than a complete assignment of the lease. Therefore, the correct answer is sublease.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    The lessee pays for fire insurance under what type of lease?

    • A.

      Gross

    • B.

      Percentage

    • C.

      Triple net

    • D.

      Graduated Payment

    Correct Answer
    C. Triple net
    Explanation
    In a triple net lease, the lessee is responsible for paying not only the rent but also for the property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs, including fire insurance. This type of lease transfers most of the financial responsibilities from the lessor to the lessee, making the lessee responsible for all expenses associated with the property. Therefore, the lessee pays for fire insurance under a triple net lease.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    What type of long term lease is best for a commercial tenant during an inflationary period?

    • A.

      Gross

    • B.

      Percentage

    • C.

      Index

    • D.

      Net

    Correct Answer
    A. Gross
    Explanation
    During an inflationary period, a gross lease is the best type of long-term lease for a commercial tenant. In a gross lease, the tenant pays a fixed rent amount, and the landlord is responsible for all operating expenses, including property taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs. This type of lease provides stability for the tenant, as they do not have to worry about increasing expenses due to inflation. The landlord bears the risk of rising costs, making it a favorable option for the tenant during an inflationary period.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    A property manager is in trouble because of compensation received.  This compensation was a

    • A.

      Percentage of the gross

    • B.

      Fee for leasing

    • C.

      Fee for supervising repairs

    • D.

      Kickback from a supplier

    Correct Answer
    D. Kickback from a supplier
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "kickback from a supplier". A property manager is facing trouble due to receiving compensation in the form of kickbacks from a supplier. Kickbacks refer to illegal payments or bribes given to individuals in exchange for favorable treatment or business. In this case, the property manager may have been receiving kickbacks from a supplier in return for awarding them contracts or purchasing their products, which is unethical and against the law. This behavior can lead to legal consequences and damage the property manager's reputation.

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    A mineral formerly used in home construction that can cause lung cancer is

    • A.

      Asbestos

    • B.

      Lead

    • C.

      Radon

    • D.

      Urea formaldehyde foam

    Correct Answer
    A. Asbestos
    Explanation
    Asbestos is a mineral that was commonly used in home construction in the past. However, it has been found to be a carcinogen and can cause lung cancer when its fibers are inhaled. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the presence of asbestos in older homes and take necessary precautions to avoid exposure.

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    A former owner could be liable for the physical condition of the premises even after ten years

    • A.

      If a warranty deed was used to convey title

    • B.

      If the owner failed to specify "as is"

    • C.

      Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Acto f 1980

    • D.

      Under the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

    Correct Answer
    C. Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Acto f 1980
    Explanation
    Under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, a former owner could be held liable for the physical condition of the premises even after ten years. This act imposes liability on parties who contribute to the release of hazardous substances on a property, regardless of when the release occurred. Therefore, if a former owner's actions or negligence resulted in environmental contamination, they can still be held responsible for the cleanup and any damages, even if they sold the property years ago.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    G leased a commercial building to S for ten years.  After six months S moved out without notice.  G advertised for a tenant.  G's action relate to

    • A.

      Liquidated damages

    • B.

      Mitigation of damages

    • C.

      Punitive damages

    • D.

      Severance damages

    Correct Answer
    B. Mitigation of damages
    Explanation
    G's action of advertising for a new tenant after S moved out without notice relates to mitigation of damages. Mitigation of damages refers to the legal principle that requires the injured party to take reasonable steps to minimize the losses caused by the breaching party. By advertising for a new tenant, G is actively trying to find a replacement and minimize the financial impact of S's breach of the lease agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 21. 

    A child was injured when he fell through the floor in an abandoned house.  If the owner was held liable for the injury, the house was probably considered a(n)

    • A.

      Encroachment

    • B.

      Attractive nuisance

    • C.

      Hazardous substance

    • D.

      Implied easement

    Correct Answer
    B. Attractive nuisance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is attractive nuisance. An attractive nuisance refers to a dangerous condition or object on a property that is likely to attract children and may cause them harm. In this case, the abandoned house could be considered an attractive nuisance as it posed a risk to children who might be tempted to explore it. The owner can be held liable for any injuries caused by the attractive nuisance, even if the child was trespassing on the property.

    Rate this question:

  • 22. 

    One reason a company would sell and then lease back its real property would be

    • A.

      The deductibility of interest

    • B.

      To reduce monthly expenses

    • C.

      Liquidity

    • D.

      The tax benefits of depreciation

    Correct Answer
    C. Liquidity
    Explanation
    A company may choose to sell and then lease back its real property to generate liquidity. By selling the property, the company receives a lump sum of cash that can be used for various purposes such as expanding the business, paying off debts, or investing in new ventures. Leasing back the property allows the company to continue using the asset while also generating a steady stream of income from the lease payments. This strategy helps improve the company's cash flow and provides flexibility in managing its financial resources.

    Rate this question:

  • 23. 

    When a lease is assigned, who is responsible for rent obligations?

    • A.

      The assignee becomes primarily liable under the lease, and the assignor is released

    • B.

      The assignor remains primarily liable under the lease

    • C.

      The assignee becomes primarily liable under the lease, and the assignor retains secondary liability

    • D.

      The assignee is liable only to the assignor and the assignor is liable to the lessor

    Correct Answer
    C. The assignee becomes primarily liable under the lease, and the assignor retains secondary liability
    Explanation
    When a lease is assigned, the assignee becomes primarily liable under the lease, meaning they are responsible for fulfilling the rent obligations. However, the assignor still retains secondary liability, which means they are still partially responsible for any unpaid rent or other obligations under the lease. This arrangement allows the assignor to be held accountable if the assignee fails to fulfill their obligations.

    Rate this question:

  • 24. 

    A commercial lease for a definite period of time is terminated by

    • A.

      Death of the lessor

    • B.

      Death of the lessee

    • C.

      A sale by the lessor

    • D.

      Surrender

    Correct Answer
    D. Surrender
    Explanation
    A commercial lease for a definite period of time can be terminated by surrender. Surrender refers to the voluntary agreement between the lessor and lessee to end the lease before its expiration date. This can occur when both parties mutually agree to terminate the lease, often due to changing circumstances or business needs. Unlike the death of the lessor or lessee or a sale by the lessor, surrender is a deliberate and voluntary action that terminates the lease agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 25. 

    A lessor believes the desirability and sales volume of a large retail store will increase dramatically in the next few years.  In negotiating a long term lease for the premises, the lessor would ask for what type of lease?

    • A.

      Flat

    • B.

      Triple net

    • C.

      Percentage

    • D.

      Gross

    Correct Answer
    C. Percentage
    Explanation
    The lessor believes that the desirability and sales volume of the retail store will increase dramatically in the next few years. In order to benefit from this potential increase in sales, the lessor would ask for a percentage lease. This type of lease allows the lessor to receive a percentage of the store's sales as rent, in addition to a base rent. As the sales volume increases, the lessor's rent would also increase, providing them with a greater share of the store's profits.

    Rate this question:

  • 26. 

    R rented a summer cottage for the first two weeks in July.  What type of tenancy does R have?

    • A.

      Estate for years

    • B.

      Estate at will

    • C.

      Periodic Tenancy

    • D.

      Tenancy at Sufferance

    Correct Answer
    A. Estate for years
    Explanation
    R has an estate for years tenancy because they rented the summer cottage for a specific period of time, which is the first two weeks in July. Estate for years is a type of tenancy that has a definite beginning and end date, and it is not dependent on the will of either the landlord or the tenant.

    Rate this question:

  • 27. 

    An example of constructive eviction would be a

    • A.

      Tenant who refuses to pay rent

    • B.

      Tenant being given a notice to quit or pay rent

    • C.

      Landlord cutting off the tenants heat and water

    • D.

      Tenant who remains in possession after termination of the lease

    Correct Answer
    C. Landlord cutting off the tenants heat and water
    Explanation
    Constructive eviction occurs when a landlord's actions or failure to act make the rental property uninhabitable, forcing the tenant to move out. In this case, the landlord cutting off the tenant's heat and water would be considered constructive eviction. By depriving the tenant of essential utilities, the landlord is making the property unlivable and essentially forcing the tenant to leave. This action violates the tenant's rights and is a clear example of constructive eviction.

    Rate this question:

  • 28. 

    After receiving a three year lease,  a residential tenant moved in and paid the first month's rent, but failed to sign and return a copy to the lessor.  As to the tenant's obligations the

    • A.

      Tenant can cease the tenancy after a 30 day notice

    • B.

      Lease is inivalid because it is an oral lease for more than one year

    • C.

      Tenant can leave but must forfeit any security deposit

    • D.

      Tenant remains bound to the provisions of the lease

    Correct Answer
    D. Tenant remains bound to the provisions of the lease
    Explanation
    The tenant remains bound to the provisions of the lease because although they failed to sign and return a copy to the lessor, they still moved in and paid the first month's rent. This indicates their acceptance of the lease terms and their intention to enter into the tenancy agreement. Therefore, they are obligated to fulfill the terms and conditions outlined in the lease.

    Rate this question:

  • 29. 

    A valid lease must include

    • A.

      An exculpatory provision

    • B.

      The specified use of the premises

    • C.

      A definite termination date

    • D.

      A description of the premises

    Correct Answer
    D. A description of the premises
    Explanation
    A valid lease must include a description of the premises because this is necessary to clearly identify the property being leased. The description should provide enough details about the location, size, and characteristics of the premises to avoid any confusion or disputes in the future. Without a description, it would be difficult for both parties to understand the exact property that is being leased, leading to potential legal issues and disagreements.

    Rate this question:

  • 30. 

    A lessee would have the greatest protection  with a(n)

    • A.

      Estate for years

    • B.

      Estate at will

    • C.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • D.

      Periodic tenancy

    Correct Answer
    A. Estate for years
    Explanation
    An estate for years provides the lessee with the greatest protection because it is a lease for a fixed period of time, typically with a specified start and end date. This type of lease gives the lessee the right to possess and use the property for the agreed-upon duration, and the landlord cannot terminate the lease before its expiration unless the lessee violates the terms of the lease. This provides the lessee with stability and security, knowing that they have the right to occupy the property for the entire lease term.

    Rate this question:

  • 31. 

    A purchaser concerned with EMF's woudl be interested in knowing about

    • A.

      Underground fuel storage tanks

    • B.

      Use of urea formaledehyde foam insulation

    • C.

      Electrical transmission lines

    • D.

      The presence of radon gas

    Correct Answer
    C. Electrical transmission lines
    Explanation
    A purchaser concerned with EMF's (electromagnetic fields) would be interested in knowing about electrical transmission lines. EMF's are generated by the flow of electricity through these lines, and there is a concern that prolonged exposure to high levels of EMF's may have potential health effects. Therefore, a purchaser who is concerned about EMF's would want to gather information about the presence and proximity of electrical transmission lines to make an informed decision about their potential exposure to EMF's.

    Rate this question:

  • 32. 

    A tenancy based on permissive occupancy without any tenancy ageement would be

    • A.

      Month to month lease

    • B.

      Freehold interest

    • C.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • D.

      Tenancy at will

    Correct Answer
    D. Tenancy at will
    Explanation
    A tenancy at will refers to a situation where a person occupies a property with the permission of the owner, but without a formal lease or rental agreement. This type of tenancy is typically informal and can be terminated by either party at any time. It is often seen as a temporary arrangement and does not provide the same level of security or legal protection as a formal lease agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 33. 

    An owner died, which immediately ended a tenant's rights.  What kind of tenancy was it?

    • A.

      Tenancy at will

    • B.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • C.

      Periodic tenancy

    • D.

      Estate for years

    Correct Answer
    A. Tenancy at will
    Explanation
    When the owner of a property dies, it terminates the tenancy rights of the tenant. In this case, the type of tenancy that was in place is a "tenancy at will." This type of tenancy is characterized by the absence of a fixed term or lease agreement and can be terminated by either the landlord or the tenant at any time. The death of the owner in this scenario would result in the immediate termination of the tenant's rights.

    Rate this question:

  • 34. 

    A lease that ends on a specified date without the requirement of notice is a(n)

    • A.

      Tenancy at will

    • B.

      Estate for years

    • C.

      Tenancy at sufferance

    • D.

      Periodic tenancy

    Correct Answer
    B. Estate for years
    Explanation
    An estate for years refers to a lease that has a specific start and end date, without the need for notice to terminate the lease. This type of lease agreement is commonly used for a fixed period of time, such as a year or multiple years. Once the specified end date is reached, the lease automatically expires without any further action required from either party. This is different from other types of leases where notice is required to terminate the agreement.

    Rate this question:

  • 35. 

    A residential lease has an implied covenant of

    • A.

      Acknowledgement

    • B.

      Exculpation

    • C.

      Merger

    • D.

      Habitability

    Correct Answer
    D. Habitability
    Explanation
    A residential lease has an implied covenant of habitability, which means that the landlord is responsible for providing a safe and livable environment for the tenant. This includes ensuring that the property meets basic health and safety standards, such as having proper heating, plumbing, and electrical systems, as well as being free from pests and mold. The landlord is also responsible for making necessary repairs to maintain habitability. This covenant protects tenants from living in substandard conditions and gives them the right to take legal action if the landlord fails to fulfill their obligations.

    Rate this question:

  • 36. 

    A residential tenant on a month to month tenancy generally has a

    • A.

      Gross lease

    • B.

      Net lease

    • C.

      Percentage lease

    • D.

      Graduated lease

    Correct Answer
    A. Gross lease
    Explanation
    A residential tenant on a month to month tenancy generally has a gross lease. In a gross lease, the tenant pays a fixed amount of rent each month, and the landlord is responsible for paying all the expenses related to the property, such as property taxes, insurance, and maintenance. This type of lease provides simplicity and predictability for both the tenant and the landlord, as the tenant knows exactly how much rent they need to pay each month, and the landlord doesn't have to worry about fluctuating expenses.

    Rate this question:

  • 37. 

    A tenant on a long term lease purchased the building from his landlord and resold it to investors at a profit, making no mention of lease rights.  The lease was terminated by

    • A.

      Commercial frustration

    • B.

      Merger

    • C.

      Surrender

    • D.

      Recordation

    Correct Answer
    B. Merger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "merger". In this scenario, the tenant purchased the building from the landlord and then resold it to investors. When the tenant resold the building, it likely merged the lease rights into the ownership of the building, effectively terminating the lease. This means that the lease agreement is no longer valid and the new owners are not bound by its terms.

    Rate this question:

  • 38. 

    In the absence of a notice to terminate, a lease that automatically renews itself would be a

    • A.

      Periodic tenancy

    • B.

      Tenancy for years

    • C.

      Gross lease

    • D.

      Ground lease

    Correct Answer
    A. Periodic tenancy
    Explanation
    A lease that automatically renews itself in the absence of a notice to terminate is known as a periodic tenancy. In this type of tenancy, the lease continues on a periodic basis, such as month to month, without a fixed end date. The tenant and landlord can continue the lease indefinitely until either party gives proper notice to terminate. This type of arrangement provides flexibility for both parties and allows for easy renewal or termination of the lease.

    Rate this question:

  • 39. 

    A landlord included a clause in the lease that said the tenant would not hold the landlord liable for personal injury or property damage for any reason.  This is considered a(n)

    • A.

      Recapture clause

    • B.

      Quiet enjoyment clause

    • C.

      Exculpatory clause

    • D.

      Holdover clause

    Correct Answer
    C. Exculpatory clause
    Explanation
    An exculpatory clause is a provision in a contract that relieves one party from liability for certain actions or damages. In this case, the landlord included a clause in the lease stating that the tenant would not hold them responsible for personal injury or property damage under any circumstances. This means that if the tenant were to experience any harm or damage while on the property, they would not be able to hold the landlord legally accountable.

    Rate this question:

  • 40. 

    A tenant has the right to meet the terms offered by any prospective new tenant when the current lease expires.  What is this right called?

    • A.

      Holdover provision

    • B.

      Option

    • C.

      Right of first refusal

    • D.

      Extension agreement

    Correct Answer
    C. Right of first refusal
    Explanation
    The right of first refusal is a tenant's right to match the terms offered by any prospective new tenant when the current lease expires. This means that if the landlord receives an offer from another potential tenant, the current tenant has the opportunity to match that offer and continue occupying the property. It gives the tenant the first opportunity to lease the property before the landlord can consider other applicants.

    Rate this question:

  • 41. 

    The uniform residential landlord and tenant act provides that

    • A.

      It is a one year lease when no rental period is agreed to

    • B.

      If no rental amount is specified then no rent can be collected

    • C.

      The tenant must sign an exculpatory clause if requested to do so

    • D.

      The maximum security deposit for unfurnished units is one month's rent

    Correct Answer
    D. The maximum security deposit for unfurnished units is one month's rent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the maximum security deposit for unfurnished units is one month's rent. This means that according to the uniform residential landlord and tenant act, landlords are legally allowed to collect a security deposit from tenants, but the amount cannot exceed one month's rent for unfurnished units. This provision protects tenants from being charged excessive security deposits and ensures that landlords do not take advantage of their tenants financially.

    Rate this question:

  • 42. 

    A lease provids that every June 1 the monthly rent will increase by $50.  what itype of lease is this?

    • A.

      Flat lease

    • B.

      Net lease

    • C.

      Graduated lease

    • D.

      Index lease

    Correct Answer
    C. Graduated lease
    Explanation
    A graduated lease is a type of lease agreement where the rent amount increases by a predetermined amount at specified intervals. In this case, the lease specifies that every June 1, the monthly rent will increase by $50. This type of lease allows for incremental increases in rent over time, providing the landlord with a gradual increase in income while giving the tenant some predictability in knowing when and by how much the rent will increase.

    Rate this question:

  • 43. 

    A property management contract should include

    • A.

      A list of properties currently managed by the manager

    • B.

      The obligations and responsibilities of the manager

    • C.

      The managers professional qualifications

    • D.

      An ethnic breakdown of current tenants

    Correct Answer
    B. The obligations and responsibilities of the manager
    Explanation
    A property management contract should include the obligations and responsibilities of the manager because it is essential to clearly define the scope of work and expectations. This ensures that both parties are aware of their roles and duties, minimizing potential conflicts or misunderstandings. Including this information in the contract provides a clear framework for the manager's tasks, such as maintenance, rent collection, tenant communication, and financial reporting. It also helps establish accountability and sets a standard for the manager's performance.

    Rate this question:

  • 44. 

    What colorless, odorless gas causes cancer and enters a home throug the foundation

    • A.

      PCB's

    • B.

      EMF's

    • C.

      Radon

    • D.

      Urea formaldehyde

    Correct Answer
    C. Radon
    Explanation
    Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can cause cancer. It enters a home through the foundation. PCBs and EMFs are not gases, and Urea formaldehyde is not known to cause cancer or enter a home through the foundation. Therefore, the correct answer is Radon.

    Rate this question:

  • 45. 

    A landlord failed to deal with a serious rodent problem, claiming she could not afford an exterminator.  A tenant could break a lease based on

    • A.

      Commercial frustration

    • B.

      Constructive eviction

    • C.

      Merger

    • D.

      Destruction of premises

    Correct Answer
    B. Constructive eviction
    Explanation
    Constructive eviction is the correct answer because it refers to a situation where a landlord fails to fulfill their obligations, making the premises uninhabitable or significantly interfering with the tenant's use and enjoyment of the property. In this case, the landlord's failure to address a serious rodent problem can be considered a breach of the implied warranty of habitability, allowing the tenant to break the lease and seek legal remedies. The tenant is not required to actually leave the premises to claim constructive eviction; it is enough that the conditions make it impossible or unreasonable to continue living there.

    Rate this question:

  • 46. 

    The initial action in an eviction for non payment of rent would be a(n)

    • A.

      Unlawful detainer action

    • B.

      Writ of possession

    • C.

      Seizure notice

    • D.

      Noticde to quit or pay rent

    Correct Answer
    D. Noticde to quit or pay rent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "notice to quit or pay rent." In an eviction for non-payment of rent, the landlord typically starts by serving the tenant a notice to quit or pay rent. This notice informs the tenant that they must either pay the overdue rent or vacate the premises within a specified period of time. It is the initial step in the eviction process, giving the tenant an opportunity to rectify the situation before further legal action is taken.

    Rate this question:

  • 47. 

    A lessor wants a tennant to protect the lessor from claims of others based on problems concerning the premises.  What type of insurance would the lessor want the lessee to carry?

    • A.

      Public liability

    • B.

      Errors and omissions

    • C.

      Homeowners policy

    • D.

      Fire and extended coverage

    Correct Answer
    A. Public liability
    Explanation
    The lessor would want the lessee to carry public liability insurance. This type of insurance protects the lessor from claims made by others in case of any problems or accidents that occur on the premises. It provides coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and legal expenses arising from such claims. This ensures that the lessor is not held financially responsible for any liabilities that may arise due to the actions or negligence of the lessee or their guests.

    Rate this question:

  • 48. 

    A tenant moved out with 18 months remaining on the lease.  To mitigate damages, the landlord

    • A.

      Boarded up the premises to prevent vandalism

    • B.

      Advertised the vacancy

    • C.

      Sued teh tenant for the amount owing

    • D.

      Sued the tenant for the amount owing plus balance on the lease

    Correct Answer
    B. Advertised the vacancy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "advertised the vacancy". When a tenant moves out before the lease term is over, the landlord can try to mitigate their damages by finding a new tenant to occupy the premises. By advertising the vacancy, the landlord is actively seeking a new tenant to occupy the property and potentially reduce the financial loss caused by the tenant breaking the lease.

    Rate this question:

  • 49. 

    A tenant suffered from lead poisoning relating to the occupancy of an older apartment.  The cause was likely

    • A.

      Insulation

    • B.

      Radon leakage

    • C.

      Flaking paint

    • D.

      Related to EMF

    Correct Answer
    C. Flaking paint
    Explanation
    The correct answer is flaking paint. Flaking paint in older apartments can be a common cause of lead poisoning. Lead-based paint was commonly used in buildings constructed before 1978, and when the paint flakes or deteriorates, it can release lead dust or chips. If the tenant ingests or inhales this lead-contaminated dust or chips, it can lead to lead poisoning. This is why flaking paint is likely the cause of the tenant's lead poisoning in this scenario.

    Rate this question:

  • 50. 

    An owner wanted to structure the lease to provide income benefits like an annuity but also wanted inflation protection.  To a long term net lease she added a provision relating to:

    • A.

      The consumer price index

    • B.

      EMF

    • C.

      A right of first refusal

    • D.

      Quiet enjoyment

    Correct Answer
    A. The consumer price index
    Explanation
    The owner added a provision relating to the consumer price index in order to provide inflation protection in the long term net lease. This means that the lease agreement will be adjusted periodically based on changes in the consumer price index, ensuring that the income benefits received by the owner will keep pace with inflation. This provision helps to protect the owner's purchasing power and maintain the value of the lease income over time.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 20, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Feb 01, 2011
    Quiz Created by
    Bdgimler
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.