Rent Control Now Expanded to All Private Units
Ministry of Housing, September 5, 2017
There are 600,000 college and university students going back to school this fall, and Ontario has taken steps to protect those renting off-campus from unfair rent increases and evictions.
As part of its Fair Housing Plan, Ontario has expanded rent control to all private market rental units across the province to protect tenants from unfair rent increases. Students living off-campus, including in condominiums, basement apartments, and houses will have their rent capped at the annual rent increase guideline of 1.8 per cent in 2018.
Students should also know that:
Open communication with a landlord can help prevent problems. Here are some more tips to help maintain a smooth relationship with a landlord:
If a dispute can’t be resolved with a landlord, student renters can contact the Landlord and Tenant Board. For serious issues such as illegal evictions or disconnecting vital services like water, heat or electricity, contact Ontario’s Rental Housing Enforcement Unit.
Protecting student renters is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
More information at Ontario News