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Quiz: Test your knowledge on Housing Law

Victoria Barker
Written by Victoria Barker

The law around being a landlord or a letting agent can often be complex, and frequently changing.

With landlords facing heavy fines in some cases for breaching the law, can you really afford not  to keep up to date?

From changes to EPC legislation, to new minimum room requirements for HMO’s 2018 will be a big year for new legislation in the private rented sector.

The RLA run Housing Law Update courses across the country, with 15% off selected dates until the 22nd November.

A Housing Law Update course that is a workshop for letting agents has dates available in both London and Manchester, and a Housing Law Update Course designed specifically for Landlords is being held in London on the 16th November, with morning and afternoon sessions available to book.

Test what you know about Housing Law in our fun quiz below.

Welcome to your Test your knowledge on housing law

Which one of these would not affect your Section 21 rights if you don’t issue it at the start of a tenancy?
As of 1st April 2018, all new tenancies must have a minimum EPC rating of which of these, unless an exemption applies?
From 1st October 2017, stricter borrowing rules on portfolio landlords were introduced which mean that lenders will look at entire property portfolio when deciding what mortgage deal they can offer on a single property. Which of the below will the measure affect?
Local authorities can implement fines for a range of offences, under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, including failing to comply with an improvement notice served by the council, and breaches of HMO licensing, HMO management, selective licensing and overcrowding rules. What can these fines go up to?
According to the most recent English Housing Survey, what is the average length of a tenancy?

About the author

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker

Victoria is the Communications Officer for the RLA.

She is responsible for producing articles for our Campaigns and News Centre, the weekly E-News newsletter and media review, and creating social media content. She also contributes to our members magazine, Residential Property Investor.

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