Use this calculator to determine when a landlord can increase a tenant's rent and the maximum allowable amount under the law. This tool may only be used for rent that is paid monthly. The maximum allowable rent increase for residential tenancies is 2.5% in 2019, and 2.6% in 2020. There are additional rent increase allowances for manufactured home park tenancies.
Subsidized housing, where rent is directly related to the tenant's income, is not subject to rent increase laws. In these cases, the Residential Tenancy Branch does not have the authority to make decisions on rent increases. Tenants who have questions about rent increases for subsidized housing should discuss it with the housing provider.
Rent Increase Freeze
Please note: while you are free to use this calculator, the rent increase freeze has been extended to December 31, 2021.
Annual rent increase notices with an effective date after March 30, 2020 and before January 1, 2022 are canceled. Do not pay the increased amount.
- This rent increase freeze does not include commercial tenancies, non-profit housing tenancies where rent is geared to income, co-operative housing and some assisted living facilities
- More information on whether tenancies are covered under BC Tenancy laws
|Tell us the current monthly rent amount (Canadian dollars)|
|Has the rent for this tenancy been increased in the past?|
|Tell us the date the rent was last increased for this tenancy|
|Tell us the date the next rental payment is due|