Landlord & Tenant Rights After a Breach of Lease


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Which of the following is the formal term for a violation of a lease clause?

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1. Which of the following may be an acceptable case for a tenant to withhold part of the rent payment?

2. In which of these situations would the landlord have the right to immediately enter the property?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A lease is a legally binding contract that establishes rights of both tenant and landlord. This quiz focuses on tenant and landlord rights when a breach of lease occurs, as well as when exceptions may be legally applied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz includes theoretical scenarios; you will need to be able to apply your knowledge to questions regarding:

  • Tenant rights
  • Violations of tenant rights
  • The withholding of rent
  • Immediate entry by landlord

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the breach of a lease in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding tenant and landlord rights and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when a tenant may legally withhold a portion of the rent

Additional Learning

For more information about the legality of leasing terms, see the related lesson called Landlord & Tenant Rights After a Breach of Lease. Some topics discussed in this lesson include:

  • How a lease impacts court rulings
  • Terms regarding a landlord's right to enter a tenant's property
  • What the 'right to control' means