Rent in Manitoba is going up by 2.2 per cent when the calendar switches to 2019.
The 2019 rent guideline is determined each year based on the Manitoba Consumer Price Index.
The increase applies to most rented property including apartments, single rooms, houses and duplexes.
The exceptions are:
–rental units renting for $1,510 or more per month as of Dec. 31, 2018;
— personal care homes;
— non-profit housing with subsidized rent;
— approved rehabilitated rental units; and
— new buildings that are:
– less than 15 years old, where an occupancy permit was first issued or a unit first occupied after April 9, 2001, or;
– less than 20 years old, where an occupancy permit was first issued or a unit first occupied after March 7, 2005.
Landlords can apply for a rent increase above the guideline if they can show the guideline will not cover cost increases they’ve incurred.
Tenants must receive a written notice of a rent increase at least 3 months in advance, which in this case means by September 30th.
Information is available on the Manitoba Government website or by calling the Residential Tenancies Branch at 204-945-2476.