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UPDATE  – 2020 Annual Rent Increase Guideline
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The Ontario government has set the 2019 Annual Rent Increase Guideline at  1.8%. The guideline increase of 1.8% for 2019 is the maximum a landlord can raise a tenant’s rent without approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board. This applies to most sitting tenants in private residential rental units covered by the Residential Tenancies Act.  Rents charged to new tenants are at the discretion of the landlord.

The 2019 guideline increase takes effect from January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. As noted above, landlords cannot increase rent for sitting tenants above the 1.8% guideline without seeking approval from the Landlord and Tenant Board. This 2019 guideline increase of 1.8 is unchanged from the rent increase for 2018. It is based on the Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI), a measure of inflation calculated monthly by Statistics Canada.

If the landlord intends to implement an Above Guideline Increase the landlord is required to abide by the regulations of the Landlord and Tenant Board and file an application with Landlord and Tenant Board for an Above Guideline Increase. Refer to this link:


Detailed information on the 2019 Annual Rent Increase Guideline is available at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing link:




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