One of the biggest fears renters have is being priced out of their own homes. Landlords often increase rent to profit more from their tenants, or because they claim they need to do repairs or renovations.
But as a tenant, you have rights that protect you from suddenly being unable to afford your home.
When can my landlord increase my rent?
Your landlord is only allowed to increase rent once every 12 months:
since the day of the last rent increase if there’s been a previous increase; or
since the day you started renting the unit.