Landlords cannot increase rent unless:
- 365 days have passed since your last rent increase or
- the start of your tenancy, whichever is later.
For example, if your rent increased on October 1, 2016, your landlord cannot increase your rent again until 365 days have passed – that being after October 1, 2017. Likewise, if your tenancy started on October 1, 2016, your landlord cannot increase you rent until after October 1, 2017.
For more information, CPLEA has a tip sheet on rent increases that you can download for free.
If you have a dispute over a rent increase with your landlord, here is some information on where to find help.
To learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a renter in Alberta, check out our Renting Basics resource.