Birthday: the date on which a landlord has the right to increase the rent of a rental unit. In some residences, all units have the same birthday or rental date. In other resorts, birthdays can be spread throughout the year. A landlord can usually only increase the rent once every 12 months. If the lessor does not give a new lease to the tenant on time, as provided for by law, and the tenant continues to live in the rental unit after the end of the existing lease, the contract is extended for a further period. The duration of the renewed agreement corresponds to the duration of the initial agreement or twelve months, whichever is lower. Example: a short lease from October 1 to September 30. To properly renew the contract, the lessor must offer a new lease to the tenant before July 1. The landlord does not offer the extension on time and the tenant is still in the unit on October 1st. If the landlord wishes to change some of the terms of the contract and the remaining tenants agree to the changes, the landlord should provide a copy of the new tenancy agreement and a mandatory “Notice to New Tenant” form to tenants who plan to stay in the rental unit.
In most cases, you can increase the rent every 12 months by law. Each year, the government sets a limit on the amount in which rents can be increased (and exceptions). This limit is called the Rent Increase Directive. (Click here to request increases above the directive.) Either a landlord or a tenant can ask the branch for information on how to end a lease. You can also ask the branch to help them terminate a lease through mediation or a decision and make an order.