Common Questions

How much can my rent increase by every year?
Last reviewed October 2020 by the Clicklaw Editors

Note: See COVID-19 and Tenancies for government updates on landlords and renters' issues, such as rent increase freeze. 

Landlords can raise rent once every 12 months by providing three months’ notice on an approved form. Each year, the amount a landlord can legally raise rent changes. The allowable percentage is 2.6% in 2020 and will be 1.4% in 2021. 

Good starting points include:

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