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Rent Guidelines for 2015

The Manitoba Government has set the rent increase guideline – being the amount by which landlords can increase the rent of units without applying to the branch – to 2.4% effective January 1, 2015.

In addition, for 2015, the government is using a new method of calculating the guideline. The new guideline method is based on the percentage change in the average annual ‘all-items’ Consumer Price Index (Manitoba) published by Statistics Canada.

There are certain residential units that are exempt from the rent increase guidelines, including:

  • Units renting for $1,435 or more per month as of December 31, 2014
  • Personal care homes
  • Approved rehabilitated rental units
  • New buildings less than 15 years old where an occupancy permit was issued or first occupied after April 9, 2001
  • New building less than 20 years old where an occupancy permit was first issued or a unit was first occupied after March 7, 2005

We remind our landlord clients to make sure that they comply with these regulations, and provide the required notices to tenants as set forth in the Residential Tenancies Act and Regulations (3 months before the rent increase can take effect).

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