Rent Control Changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
Ontario has passed the Rental Fairness Act, 2017 which modifies the Residential Tenancies Act. Rent control now applies to all private rental units, including those first occupied on or after November 1, 1991. Any notices of rent increase given for these units on or after April 20, 2017, must be capped at the rent increase guideline. Notices given before April 20, 2017 are not affected by the changes.
About the LTB
The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) resolves:
- disputes between residential landlords and tenants
- eviction applications filed by non-profit housing co-operatives
The LTB also provides information about its practices and procedures and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants under the Residential Tenancies Act.
The LTB is one of the eight tribunals that make up Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO).