Standard Rent Increase
NOTE: A landlord can give a notice of rent increase however, the increase will not come into effect until December 1, 2020. Go to the COVID-19 page for more details.
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.
Landlords must give tenants a copy of one of the completed forms depending on the type of tenancy:
- Notice of Rent Increase - Residential Rental Units (PDF, 1.7MB)
- Notice of Standard Rent Increase – Manufactured Home Site (PDF)
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: August 26, 2020.