Thanks for checking back in with us! In our last blog we had talked about the importance of a tenant’s knowledge of their rights. We only got the chance to cover a few safety and privacy issues, so we’ll go ahead and take a look and a few more important aspects to tenant’s rights. Here are some more important aspects of your rights to make sure you’re aware of.
Controlled Rent Increases
- In a market where there are low vacancy rates, your landlord will be looking to increase profit from their property, and they have the right to raise your rent for these purposes.
- The increase can only be as high as the law and market will allow, as of 2016, it is 2.0%.
- The rent can only be increased once in a 12 month period.
- Your landlord is required to give you, the tenant, 90 days written notice of any rent increases.
- There are many reasons your landlord can evict you.
- Not paying your rent on time can result in an eviction.
- Illegal activity can result in eviction
- Your landlord cannot evict you for having children or pets
- You cannot be evicted for joining a tenant association.
- In order to evict a tenant, the landlord must first file an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board.
- You have a right to a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board, should your landlord file to have you evicted.
If you’re looking to learn more about your tenant rights and your rental agreement, stay tuned to our next blog. It is also important that you understand the rights that a landlord has, and if you should have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Bridgeway Property Management for more information.