How much can my rent go up?Updated June 17
Question & AnswerHow much can my rent go up?
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 .
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 about this. You and other affected tenants have the right to oppose your landlord’s .
The Board can allow an AGI for only the following reasons:
- the cost of security services,
- certain kinds of capital expenses
- unusually high increases in property taxes (AGIs based on this are not allowed during 2021)
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 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.