How much can my rent go up?

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.

Your landlord must follow the guideline for the year in which your increase starts. For example, if your landlord gave you a in September 2019 that your rent will go up on January 1, 2020, they must use the 2020 guideline amount which is 2.2%.

Rent freeze in 2021

The rent increase guideline for the year 2021 is zero percent. This means that your landlord cannot raise your rent at all from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Your landlord is allowed to give you a rent increase notice in 2021 but the increase cannot start before January 1, 2022. The guideline for 2022 will be 1.2%.

This rent freeze will also apply to newer units that are normally not covered by the guideline. So even if your building was first occupied or your unit was created after November 15, 2018, your landlord cannot raise your rent in 2021.

The freeze also applies to tenants paying rent geared to income and those paying “market” rent in community or .

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