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    INCREASE in rent

    Hi there,
    I just received a notice of an increase in my rent of 5%. Even if some work was done, it is still too much, isn;t it?? especially if i am living in a huge building where the costs can be easily shared...
    Did someone experienced this before? How much is the maximum increase in rent on average? Thanks

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    My rent went up 3% this year. I think the average is 2 to 5% depending on many factors such as renovations done in the building as well as the type of heating, oil - natural gas - electricity, in the building. Whether your apartment is heated or not also makes a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronydr
    Hi there,
    I just received a notice of an increase in my rent of 5%... ... How much is the maximum increase in rent on average? Thanks
    Since you post on a computer bulletin board, I'll assume you have access to a computer.
    Since you post on a Montréal board talking about your rent, I'll assume you live in Québec.

    Now, here's everything you ever wanted to ask about the legal aspect of renting an appartement but were always afraid to ask:

    http://www.rdl.gouv.qc.ca/en/1_0/index.asp

    I assure you this link was very easy to find. In fact, I found it probably faster than the time it took you to do your post...

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    Rent

    Thanks techman...
    Meteoo... i've already seen the site... but I am mostly interested in personal experiences... and yeah it was fast to find it... probably faster than the time u took to write this pleasant reply.
    Cheers

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    My point: Other people's opinion are irrelevent. No matter if we think the raise is ok or if it's too much, there's a law that govern this stuff in Quebec.

    You asked if it's too much? It depends. It's a given some have seen the same raise and some have seen more. You can contest it but if it's within the legal margins, the chance of winning are slim. Some peoples got a 5% raise rejected by the "regie" before but some had higher raise accepted.

    Let's say, current rent is $600/month. Add a 5% raise, so $630/month. We have let's say 100 appartment so, that's an extra $3000/month for the owner. His municipal taxes probably went up 2-3% in the last year. With cost of living, maintaining the building is probably costing him 1-2% more per year. He did renovations? It goes very fast when you start so, let's say he spent $60,000. It will take him 20+ month to get it back. Ok, it's tax deductible but still.

    It can be very easy for the owner to explain a 5% raise to "La Regie" and pretty hard for you to contest it.

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