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How much can my rent increase by every year?
Last reviewed March 2021 by the Clicklaw Editors.

Note: See COVID-19 and Tenancies for government updates on landlords and renters' issues, such as rent increase freeze. On March 1, 2021, the provincial government announced several changes it is proposing to the Residential Tenancy Act that would be effective July 1, 2021. The proposed changes aim to provide more protection for tenants, including extending rent 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. 

Good starting points include:
  • The Tenant Survival Guide, from TRAC, has a section on "Rent Increases" in the chapter "Rent." 
  • During a Tenancy, from the provincial government, has a section on rent increases. It includes a rent increase calculator.
  • COVID-19 and Tenancies, from the provincial government, has a section on rent increase freeze. 

Need more help?

  • Tenant Info Line, by TRAC, provides information, referrals and help for tenants dealing with residential tenancy law matters.
  • Find more help near you on Clicklaw HelpMap.

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