Annual allowable rent increase for 2022 set at 1.5%

The provincially mandated rent increase freeze in BC expired January 1, 2022 and the Residential Tenancy Branch has announced the 2022 maximum rent increase percentage is 1.5%.

Annual rent increase notices must have an effective date no earlier than January 1, 2022.

When issuing a new notice of rent increase, a landlord must:

  • Use the approved notice of rent increase form
  • Use the maximum amount for 2022: 1.5%
  • Give the tenant no less than three full months before the notice takes effect.

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