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Rent increases

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How much can my rent go up?

In most cases, your landlord can only raise your rent by a percentage called the guideline. The guideline is set by the provincial government every year. For the year 2020, the guideline amount was 2.2%.

The guideline for the year 2021 is zero percent. This means that there is a rent freeze from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Your landlord is not allowed to raise your rent at all, unless they get approval from the LTB. For more information, see Can my landlord increase my rent above the guideline?

Your landlord is allowed to give you a rent increase notice in 2021 but the increase cannot start before January 1, 2022.