Paying rent - Rent increases

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Rent can only be increased during a tenancy if the right to do so is specified in the tenancy agreement.

The tenancy agreement must also state the amount of the increase or the method of calculation of the increase. The landlord must give at least 30 days notice in writing before increasing the rent.

The date from which the increase is to take effect must be at least six months after the date the tenancy commenced or six months from the last increase. If the rent is increased, the landlord may ask the tenant to increase the security deposit. The tenant must receive notice in writing from the landlord, and the total security deposit held by the landlord must not be greater than four weeks rent.

Notice to increase the security deposit can only be issued two years after a security deposit was paid or last increased.

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