Know your rights and responsibilities.

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Rent Increases

Landlords may only increase rent once a year according to the allowable rent increase determined by IRAC. For example, in 2019, landlords on PEI are allowed to increase rent by:

  • 2.00% for furnace oil or other petroleum source heated premises;
  • 1.75% for electric heated premises;
  • 1.50% for unheated premises;
  • 1.50% for mobile home sites within mobile home parks.

Landlords may not increase the rent beyond the allowable percentage even if a new tenant moves in.

If a landlord wishes to increase the rent beyond the allowable amount, s/he must apply to the Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property.

If your landlord decides to increase your rent, s/he must do so using the appropriate form and give you at least three (3) months notice.