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Rent Increase Guidelines: 2023 Summary

Rent increases are inevitable. They’re necessary so landlords can offset their increased expenses from property maintenance and ensure that the tenants’ homes are in good living condition. Each province and territory has its own regulations on how often rent can be increased and how much it can be increased.

Canada Rent Increase Summary 2022 by Province

Each year, the standards landlords have to abide by in order to legally increase rent go through changes. Read on for a summary of the guidelines for increasing rent on residential units for 2023.

Rent Increase Guidelines 2023
(By Province)

Whether you’re a landlord looking to increase rent or a tenant who received a notice of rent increase, be sure that all the necessary forms are completed in order to prevent conflict with the other party.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: 2%

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 90 days of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • RTB-7 Notice of Rent Increase
    • RTB-52 Application for Additional Rent Increase
    • RTB- 45 Notice of Standard Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site • RTB-11a Notice of Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in British Columbia.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No rent increase limit

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 90 days of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Must Include: 

    • The date
    • The effective date of the increase • The new rent amount proposed
    • The landlord’s signature

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Alberta.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No rent increase limit

Written Notice for Members of SKLA and NPHPS: Landlords have to provide 6 months of proper written notice

Written Notice for Non-Members: Landlords have to provide 12 months of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • Form 5- Notice of Rent Increase
    • Form 5a- Notice of Rent Increase for Approved Landlord Association Members

Landlords who are members of SKLA and NPHPS can increase rent once every 12 months.

Landlords who are non-members can increase rent once every 18 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Saskatchewan.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: Rent Freeze

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 90 days of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • Form 1A- Notice of Rent Increase
    • Form 3- Notice of Rent Increase Above Amount Permitted by Regulation

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Manitoba.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: 2.5%

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 90 days of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • RTB-7 Notice of Rent Increase
    • RTB-52 Application for Additional Rent Increase
    • RTB- 45 Notice of Standard Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site
    • RTB-11a Notice of Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Ontario.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No increase limit, however, the recommended increase rates are published based on the type of dwelling

Written Notice:

    • For tenancies of one year or more: 3 months of proper written notice
    • For tenancies of less than one year: 1 month of proper written notice
    • For tenancies that do not have a set end date: 1 month of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • Notice of Rent Increase and Modification of Another Condition of the Lease
    • Lessee’s Response to a Notice of Rent Increase and Modification of Another

Condition of the Lease

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Quebec.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No increase limit

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 6 months of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Must Include:

    • The name and contact details of the landlord
    • The address of the rental unit
    • The current rent amount
    • The new rent amount proposed
    • The date when the increase will take effect
    • The date and signature of the landlord

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in New Brunswick.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: 2%

Written Notice:

    • For monthly tenancies: 4 months of proper written notice 
    • For weekly tenancies: 8 weeks of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Must Include:

    • The name and contact details of the landlord
    • The address of the rental unit
    • The current rent amount
    • The new rent amount proposed
    • The date when the increase will take effect
    • The date and signature of the landlord

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Nova Scotia.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: 1%

Written Notice:

    • For monthly tenancies: 3 months of proper written notice 
    • For weekly tenancies: 3 weeks of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • Form 10 Notice of Rent Increase
    • Form 12 Application by Lessor for Approval of Rent Increase Exceeding Percentage Allowed by Regulation
    • Form 15 Lessor’s Statement of Income and Expenses
    • Form 13 Application by Lessee for Review of Proposed Rent Increase

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Prince Edward Island.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No increase limit Written Notice:

    • For monthly tenancies: 6 months of proper written notice
    • For weekly tenancies: 8 weeks of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Forms:

    • RTB-7 Notice of Rent Increase
    • RTB-52 Application for Additional Rent Increase
    • RTB- 45 Notice of Standard Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site
    • RTB-11a Notice of Rent Increase- Manufactured Home Site

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Newfoundland and Labrador.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: 3.3%

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 3 months of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase must include:

    • The name and contact details of the landlord
    • The address of the rental unit
    • The current rent amount
    • The new rent amount proposed
    • The date when the increase will take effect
    • The date and signature of the landlord

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Yukon.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No increase limit

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 3 months of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Must Include: 

    • The name and contact details of the landlord
    • The address of the rental unit
    • The current rent amount
    • The new rent amount proposed
    • The date when the increase will take effect
    • The date and signature of the landlord

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Northwest Territories.

2023 Rent Increase Guideline: No increase limit

Written Notice: Landlords have to provide 3 months of proper written notice

Notice of Rent Increase Must Include:

    • The name and contact details of the landlord
    • The address of the rental unit
    • The current rent amount
    • The new rent amount proposed
    • The date when the increase will take effect
    • The date and signature of the landlord

Landlords can increase rent once every 12 months.

Click here for more information about rent increase guidelines in Nunavut.

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