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How much can my rent increase by every year?
Last reviewed in February 2023 by the Clicklaw Editors.

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:
  • During a Tenancy, from the provincial government, has a section on rent increases. It includes a rent increase calculator.
  • The Tenant Survival Guide, from TRAC, has a section on "Rent Increases" in the chapter "Rent." 
  • A Playbook for Tenants, from People’s Law School, can help you learn more about the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords. In this guide, you will also find information about dispute resolution.
  • Renting in British Columbia, from People’s Law School, is a webinar that answers common questions about renting in BC.

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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