1. Check if the notice is complete
Question & AnswerHow often can my landlord raise my rent?
You don’t have to pay a rent increase if the landlord did not give you a written .
If you got a notice that is written on one of the Board’s forms (N1 or N2), check that all the information is complete. If the notice is not on a Board form, check that it contains all of the following information:
- date of notice
- date rent increase is to take effect
- amount of new rent
- your address, including unit number
- name, phone number, and signature of the person the notice is from
If the provincial rent increase guideline applies to your unit, the notice should be on a Form N1. It must show the increase in dollars and as a percentage, and must say one of the following:
- that the percentage increase is less than or equal to the provincial guideline, or
- that it is more than the guideline and the landlord has applied to the Board for approval, or
- that it is more than the guideline and the Board has already approved it