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Rent Guidelines for 2017

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 1.5% effective January 1, 2017.

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

  • units renting for more than $1,455 a month as of December 31, 2016
  • units managed by, or for, the Government of Canada, Government of Manitoba or a municipality
  • caretaker/employee units
  • life lease complexes that are run on a non-profit basis
  • rental units in hotels or motels
  • units in nursing homes or personal care homes
  • student housing
  • If a residential complex was built and occupied after April 9, 2001, the units are exempt for 15 years.
  • If a complex was built and occupied after March 7, 2005, the units are exempt from the guideline for 20 years.

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).

Notice: The articles on our website are provided for general information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice or opinion. They reflect the current state of the law as at the date of posting on the website, and are subject to change without notice. If you require legal advice or opinion, we would be pleased to provide you with our assistance on any of the issues raised in these articles.

 
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