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Landlord Increased Rent by 11% 

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Posted On: 9/17/2017
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My landlord increased my rent by 11% in March. He also made me sign anot her lease.

At this point now can I fight this?

I don't know what my rights are in this situation.
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Posted On: 9/26/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this situation.

You can find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org How often can a landlord increase the rent? article.

Here is an excerpt,

How much can my landlord increase the rent?

Once you have moved into a unit, the landlord must follow a rent control guideline. The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing sets this guideline every year. The guideline limits how much your landlord can increase your rent that year.

In 2017, the limit is 1.5%.

In 2018, the limit will be 1.8%.

The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) must approve any increases above this percentage. For example, the LTB might approve a higher increase if your landlord has made large repairs or installed a security system.



and

Is my building rent controlled?


Important Note: Under the new Rental Fairness Act, any rent increases given to tenants since April 20, 2017 must meet the annual rent increase guideline.

Buildings constructed after November 1, 1991 are no longer excluded from this rule. Read more about the recent changes to rental guidelines by the Ontario Ministry of Housing.

You can contact a legal clinic or housing help centre for more information. To find help in your area, go to Services Near Me.




I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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