How often can a landlord increase rent?
Once every 12 months, and only after giving their tenant at least 3 months’ notice.
Can a landlord increase the rent when a new tenant moves in?
Can a landlord evict a tenant because the rental unit has been put up for sale?
A landlord is not allowed to evict a tenant based only on the fact that the rental unit is being sold. Selling the rental unit is only grounds for eviction if there is a signed Agreement of Purchase and Sale and the purchaser, or their close family member(s), intends to live in the rental unit.
Can a tenant be evicted if the landlord wants to move into the rental unit?
Yes. A tenant can be evicted where a landlord or their close family member(s) in good faith, will be moving into the rental unit.
Can a tenant be evicted for having a pet?
If a landlord and tenant agreed there would be no pets, breaking that agreement by having a pet can be grounds for eviction. Even if pets are allowed, if the pet is disturbing other tenants, or causing damage, this can also be grounds for eviction. Best practice for a landlord is to have a clear and written section in the rental agreement regarding if tenant is permitted to have a pet or not.
Can a tenant be evicted for smoking on the premises?
If a landlord and tenant agreed there would be no smoking on the premises, then breaking that agreement may result in the tenant being evicted. Best practice for a landlord is to have a clear and written section in the rental agreement regarding if a tenant is permitted to smoke on the premises.
A tenant has received a Notice of Eviction Form 4, does the tenant still need to pay rent?
Yes. A tenant who has received a Notice of Eviction Form 4 is still responsible for rent up to the date the tenant moves out.
What does a landlord have to do to stop providing a service, such as heat?
If a landlord wants to stop providing a service to a tenant, the landlord must first apply to the Rental Office using an Application for an Order Form 2 and receive an Order permitting the discontinuance.