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How often can my landlord raise my rent?

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How often can my landlord raise my rent?

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August, 2015
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Most landlords must follow two main rules about when they can increase the rent. Your landlord must:

  • wait at least 12 months before raising your rent
  • give you a written notice at least 90 days before raising your rent

12 months between increases

After you move in, your landlord must wait at least 12 months before raising your rent. Any increases after that also must be at least 12 months apart.

90 days' notice

Your landlord must give you a written notice at least 90 days before your rent goes up. For example, if your landlord wants to raise your rent on June 1, they must give you a written Notice of Rent Increase no later than March 2.

This notice should be on a Form N1 or N2 from the Landlord and Tenant Board. If your landlord does not use the Board's form, the notice might still be legal if it includes all the information that is on the Board's form.

Some landlords do not have to follow these two rules. For example, in subsidized housing there are different rules about rent increases.

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