2. Check if your increase is within the guideline

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2. Check if your increase is within the guideline

If you are covered by the rent increase guideline, then the Notice of Rent Increase (Form N1) must show you the increase as a percentage. It also must tell you if the increase is within the guideline for the year.

You can find the guideline for the year below.

Your landlord must follow the guideline for the year in which your increase starts. For example, if your landlord gave you a notice in September 2018 that your rent will go up on January 1, 2019, they must use the 2019 guideline amount.

For the year 2020, the guideline amount is 2.2% For 2018 and 2019, it was 1.8%.  

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Reviewed: July 27, 2019

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