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Ontario Rent Increase Annual Guideline

For those who were looking for rules on rent increases in Ontario please go to the following two links
Tenants Most Asked Questions & Answers and the present Landlord and Tenant Act, Ontario


Remember these are the Ontario maximum yearly rent increases permitted without the landlord applying for more and having it approved. Actual rent increases where the landlord applied for "above guideline rent increases" were sometimes substantially more for individual buildings.

Amount Period Ontario Statute
8.0 % July 29, 1975 - October 26, 1977 Residential Premises Rent Review Act, 1975, (2nd Session) *
6.0 % October 27, 1997 - November 30, 1979 Residential Premises Rent Review Act, 1975, (2nd Session) *
6.0 % December1, 1979 - July 31, 1985 Residential Tenancies Act *
4.0 % August 1, 1985 - December 31, 1986 Residentail Tenancies Amendment Act * and the Residential Rent Regulation Act **
5.2 % January 1 - December 31, 1987 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
4.7 % January 1 - December 31, 1988 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
4.6 % January 1 - December 31, 1989 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
4.6 % January 1 - December 31, 1990 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
5.4 % January 1 - December 31, 1991 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
6.0 % January 1 - December 31, 1992 Residential Rent Regulation Act (RRRA)
4.9 % January 1 - December 31, 1993 Rent Control Act, 1992 (RCA)
3.2 % January 1 - December 31, 1994 Rent Control Act, 1992 (RCA)
2.9 % January 1 - December 31, 1995 Rent Control Act, 1992 (RCA)
2.8 % January 1 - December 31, 1996 Rent Control Act, 1992 (RCA)
2.8 % January 1 - December 31, 1997 Rent Control Act, 1992 (RCA)
3.0 % January 1 - December 31, 1998 Rent Control Act, and from June 17, 1998 onwards the Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
3.0 % January 1 - December 31, 1999 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
2.6 % January 1 - December 31, 2000 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
2.9 % January 1 - December 31, 2001 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
3.9 % January 1 - December 31, 2002 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
2.9 % January 1 - December 31, 2003 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
2.9 % January 1 - December 31, 2004 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA)
1.5 % January 1 - December 31, 2005 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA),
as amended June 17, 2004 (to remove the annual 2% management bonus for landlords)
2.1 % January 1 - December 31, 2006 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA),
as amended June 17, 2004 (to remove the annual 2% management bonus for landlords)
2.6 % January 1 - December 31, 2007 Tenant Protection Act, 1997 (TPA),
From January 1 to Jan. 30, 2007, and
Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 from January 31, to Dec. 31, 2007
1.4 % January 1 - December 31, 2008 Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
1.8 % January 1 - December 31, 2009 Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
2.1 % January 1 - December 31, 2010 Residential Tenancies Act, 2006
0.7 % January 1 - December 31, 2011 Residential Tenancies Act, 2006


*   These three statutes applied only to residential rental buildings first occupied prior to January 1, 1976. While these statutes were in effect, there were no limits on rent increases in buildings first occupied on or after that date.

**  The Residential Rent Regulation Act applied to residential rental buildings regardless of the date of first occupancy. It was enacted on December 4, 1986, but established a 4% guideline retroactive to August 1, 1985, on all rental buildings.



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