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Rent Increase-Brother Moving into My 2 Bedroom Apt 

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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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Hi I have live in this two bed room apartment by my self for over 4 years, so i have a spare bedroom.

The rent is 965 a month, i was planning to let my younger brother come stay with me so i told my landlord but when i told him about it he said he will increase the rent to 1200 a month,

i try to talk to him and ask why he just told me to pay it or get out,

so im stuck in what to do and i cant get another place because i have bad credit
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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in finding out what your options are.

According to the Steps to Justice website,

Your landlord cannot charge you extra fees for having guests or people staying with you. And in most cases, they cannot raise your rent because of that.

The provincial rent increase guideline gives most tenants some protection from unfair increases. But the guideline does not apply to all rental housing. If you are not protected by the guideline, your landlord might be allowed to raise your rent as much as they want without giving any reason. But they must give you 90 days' written notice.


It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding your situation and what your rights are.

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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Vi15
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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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thank you so much that contact link was a lot of help
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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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You are very welcome. I am glad it was helpful.

Please try and speak to a someone at the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some definitive information and advice regarding your situation and what your rights are.

Feel free to let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your situation.
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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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Would you havent to know how many people can live in a 2 bedroom aparent?
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Posted On: 9/20/2018
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According to the Steps to Justice website,

Many cities, towns, and other municipalities have by-laws that say how many people can live in a place based on its size. Your local councillor or city hall might be able to help you find out what the by-law says.

If you are breaking a by-law by having too many people living in your home, your landlord could tell you to ask some people to leave. If you don't, the landlord could try to evict you.


Your User ID indicates that you are in Kitchener.

You may want to contact the City of Kitchener By-Law Office directly for information on this topic.

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

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