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A website has been created for the Tenant Group at 165 Barrington Avenue as part of the effort to challenge the ABOVE GUIDELINE INCREASE (AGI) filed by RANEE Management. The website will inform the tenants of their rights and possible legal actions to challenge this AGI.

RANEE distributed a NOTICE OF RENT INCREASE (N1) to tenants that contains specific details of the increased rental payment tenants are required to pay effective July 1, 2022. That action was taken by RANEE despite the fact the AGI has not been approved by the Landlord and Tenant Board. Tenants have been informed by the Tenant Group’s distributed flyer and website that they have an option to only pay the legal annual rent increase of 1.2%, until such time as an AGI amount is approved.

Refer to the link below to access the 165 Barrington Avenue Tenant Group website:

https://tenantsof165barrin.wixsite.com/165-barrington-ave-t

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The Annual Rent Increase Guideline for 2015 has been set at 1.6% by the Ontario government.

Based on this guideline the maximum amount a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent between January 1 – December 31, 2015 is 1.6%. This increase will apply mostly to sitting tenants who face rent increases during that period.

Complete information about the 2015 Rent increase Guideline is available at the Municipal Affairs and Housing website:  http://news.ontario.ca/mah/en/2014/06/ontarios-2015-rent-increase-guideline-set-at-15-per-cent.html

It should be noted that this increase is double the increase of 0.8% permitted in 2014. The Annual Rent Increase allowed is directly related to the rate of inflation. The calculation is based on data provided by Statistics Canada which creates the Ontario Consumer Price Index. Refer to:  http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/cpis01g-eng.htm

With regard to Above Guideline increase tenants should note that landlords can only increase rents above the 1.6% guideline by filing an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board.  For full details on how a landlord can raise rent above this 2015 guideline please refer to: http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/documents/ltb/Brochures/Information%20about%20AGI%20Applications%20(EN)%20Revised_Bill140_June15_2015.pdf?b58864

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 By D. Wallace, Guest Contributor

With the HST set to take effect in July 2010, there are several crucial questions all tenants in Ontario should be asking:  a) Do tenants know what impact the harmonized sales tax (HST) will have on their rent?  b) Will HST be added if hydro is included in their monthly rent?  c) How are landlords going to be reimbursed for a list of extra costs and, d) Do tenants know what costs are on this list? In apartments, this list includes utilities such as gas heat, electricity, hydro, and other costs related to maintenance (more…)

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