Quiz: Are You An Ethical Landlord?

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Quiz: Are You An Ethical Landlord?

Landlords have been getting a bad rap recently, but often unfairly so. The vast majority of landlords do a great job of balancing their interests with those of their tenants. A proportion of landlords are now being called "accidental landlords" that is, those who have inherited a property and are letting simply for another source of income. While you could do a landlord course, many opt to simply learn as they go, receiving no formal training. This can lead to knowledge gaps that could develop into poor practices if left unchecked. To help guide you on this, Saga Home Insurance has released a Guide To Being an Ethical Landlord which is available to download for free from here. In the meantime, why not take this quiz to see how knowledgeable you are, and what effect this could have on


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false: you are legally obliged to fix the problem within two days if your tenant calls you to say that they have a problem with the boiler and there is no hot water.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    True or false: the rent is paid monthly and your tenant has become two months in arrears. As a result you are legally allowed to give your tenant a two week notice period to move out of the property, failing which you can start possession proceedings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    True or false: it is strongly advised, but not a legal necessity, to put the tenant's deposit in the Deposit Protection Scheme?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    True or false: you need to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your let property before you advertise it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    True or false: You have a responsibility to have an annual safety check on any gas appliance within your rented property.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or false: you can ask your tenant to move out immediately when the period of the tenancy agreement has expired.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    True or false: the washing machine you included within your part furnished property breaks down. You have no responsibility to repair or replace the washing machine
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    True or false: it is a legal requirement to have your electrics tested every 5 years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    True or false: if you require an inspection of your property or to carry out repairs there is no need to notify the tenant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or false: if you have two tenants on the same tenancy and one vacates the property you are not required to refund their share of the deposit until the tenancy agreement has expired.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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