Standard Rent Increase

Rent increase freeze

Annual rent increase notices issued with an effective date after March 30, 2020 and before Jan. 1, 2022 are cancelled.

If a landlord does collect the increased amount during the period that rent increases are not allowed, the tenant can deduct the additional amount from future rent payments.   

Annual allowable rent increase for 2022 will be 1.5%

Residential Tenancies: 

  • The 2022 maximum increase will be 1.5%

Manufactured Home Parks: 

  • For manufactured home park tenancies, the 2022 maximum increase will be 1.5% plus a proportional amount for the change in local government levies and regulated utility fees 

Notice of rent increase

When issuing a new notice of rent increase, a landlord must:

  • Use the approved notice of rent increase form
  • Use the maximum amount for 2022: 1.5%
  • Give the tenant no less than three full months before the notice takes effect. For example:
    • If rent is due on the fifteenth of each month, notice must be given before October 14, 2021 and the first increased rent payment will be due January 15, 2022

Use the correct form:

Landlords must provide tenants with three full rental months’ notice of a rent increase.

Manufactured home park landlords who do not wish to increase rent by the allowable proportional amount may apply a standard rent increase.

Giving a Notice of Rent Increase

Once a year, the landlord may increase the rent for the existing tenant. The landlord may only increase the rent 12 months after the date that the existing rent was established with the tenant(s) or 12 months after the date of the last legal rent increase for the tenant(s), even if there is a new landlord or a new tenant by way of an assignment.

Rent Increase Calculator

What are the rules about rent increases in B.C.? How much can landlords increase rent by in B.C.?  Use the rent increase calculator and get information about rent increases for landlords and tenants.

Rent Increase Calculator

Notifying Tenants

Landlords must give tenants a copy of one of the completed forms depending on the type of tenancy:

Be sure to complete both pages of the form – including all of the boxes on the second page. Please note that the amount of the calculated increase must not be rounded up.

The content on this website is periodically reviewed and updated by the Province of British Columbia as per the date noted on each page:  September 8, 2021.

Contact the Residential Tenancy Branch