The Landlord Law CPD Service – April 2019

April 1, 2019
CPD

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Here are the questions with the correct answers in red:

  • 1. The new Tenant Fees Act 2019 Act only applies to letting agents
    • True
    • False
  • 2. Which of the following will not be subject to the rules in the Tenant Fees Act?
    • Assured shorthold tenancies created after 1 June 2019
    • Company lets created after 1 June 2019
    • Lodger agreements which start after 1 June
  • 3. Which of the following will be permitted fees to tenants under the Tenant Fees Act?
    • A fee to cover the actual cost of referencing
    • A renewal fee to cover the paperwork involved in granting a new fixed term to the tenant
    • A fee to cover the cost of preparing a tenancy agreement
    • None of the above
  • 4. All rent payments in a fixed term must (for tenancies which fall under the Act) be for the same amount
    • True
    • False
  • 5. When (for tenancies which fall under the Act) can you charge a deposit equal to six weeks rent?
    • For all tenancies
    • For tenancies where the property has three storeys or more
    • For tenancies with a rent of £50,000 or more
    • For tenancies with a rent of over £50,000
  • 6. If your rent is £4,200 pcm what is the maximum deposit you can take?
    • £5,815
    • £4,846
    • £6,300
    • £5,250
  • 7. Which of the following statements to tenants will be permissible under the rules?
    • To qualify as a tenant you must have obtained a reference from XYZ reference company
    • We do not take deposits, instead, we require all our tenants to pay to join ABC deposit replacement scheme
    • You can either pay £X deposit or pay for ABC deposit replacement scheme
    • You must take out tenants insurance  to protect your belongings
  • 8. In which of the following circumstances is the landlord NOT allowed to keep the deposit?
    • If the tenant is unable to proceed as he loses his job
    • If the tenant does not have any right to rent in the UK
    • If the tenant gives his rent as being £1,000 per month higher than it actually is
    • If the tenant’s information is correct but he fails referencing
  • 9. Which of the following will be the only valid clause relating to claiming lost callout fees for tenancies after 1 June 2019
    • “If the tenant agrees to allow the landlord’s workman access to the property at an agreed time but fails to do so, the tenant will be liable to pay a wasted callout fee of £50”
    • “If the tenant agrees to allow the landlord’s workman access to the property at an agreed time but fails to do so, the landlord will be entitled to claim any losses (such as the workman’s call out charge) which result from the tenant’s breach of this clause.”
  • 10. In which of the following circumstances will you NOT be able to charge a fee of £50 or your reasonable costs if higher?
    • Amending the tenancy to allow your tenant to keep a pet
    • Amending the tenancy to allow your tenant to run a Home Business at the property
    • Considering a tenants request to have a lodger and refusing permission
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