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Rent increases

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Types of rent increases

There are 3 main types of rent increases that can happen while you are renting a place:

  • guideline increases,
  • increases that the Landlord and Tenant Board allows above the guideline, and
  • increases that you and your landlord agree on because of a new service or improvement.

This booklet does not cover rules that require landlords to lower rents. For example, landlords might have to lower the rent if they cut off a service or do not keep the place in good repair, or if the property taxes go down a lot. If you are in one of these situations, see Where to get help.