3. Check if your landlord has applied for a larger increase

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3. Check if your landlord has applied for a larger increase

If you are covered by the guideline, and the landlord wants to increase your rent by more than the guideline, then the landlord must apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board.

The Notice of Rent Increase should be on a Form N1. The form must tell you that:

  • the landlord has applied for approval, or
  • the Board has already approved the increase.

If the landlord has applied, you should receive a separate notice about this. You and other affected tenants have the right to oppose your landlord's application.

The Board can allow an AGI for only the following reasons:

  • unusually high increases in property taxes,
  • the cost of security services, or
  • certain kinds of capital expenses.

Capital expenses are major repairs, renovations, replacements, or additions that:

  • will last at least 5 years, and
  • are not part of normal ongoing maintenance.

If the Board has already approved the increase, you should have received:

  • notice about the landlord's application, and
  • a copy of the Board's order saying how much your rent can increase.

If you didn't get a notice about your landlord's application to the Board, contact the Board to ask if your landlord has applied.

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Reviewed: July 27, 2019

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