All About Rent Increase

Many laws and organizations regulate the real estate industry. No one can do as they please! For this reason, it is important to know what regulates the practice of property owners and managers.

Lease, renewal notice, increase notice, RL-31 slip… these are all documents that must be filled out according to specific rules and that must follow prescribed scales. 

The Famous Rent Increase

When a lease expires, a landlord is fully within their rights to ask for an increase in the monthly rent that they consider reasonable. However, the landlord must mention this in the notice they give to the tenant. Then, the tenant can accept or refuse the increase. They have a month after receiving the notice to inform the landlord of their decision. 

How to Agree on a Rent Increase

To assist parties in reaching an agreement on rent increases, the Tribunal administratif du logement has created a rent increase calculation tool. This calculation is done using the scales of the Regulation respecting the criteria for the fixing of rent.

To reach an agreement, the landlord can then present and discuss the results with the tenant. 

What Happens if the Two Parties Disagree?

In the event that the two parties cannot agree on the rent increase (or any other change to the lease), the landlord must, within one month of the tenant’s response, apply to the Tribunal administratif du logement (TAL) for what is called an application to modify the lease. This application allows the TAL to set the rent or decide on the desired change.

In order to set a reasonable price, the TAL provides the landlord with a form of Necessary information regarding the fixing of rent. The landlord then enters all the necessary information on the form and sends it to the TAL.

Subsequently, the Tribunal summons the landlord and the tenant for a hearing during which the landlord needs to provide the court with documents that support their demand, such as receipts, bills, etc.

The Role of Bail Expert

Now, you might be wondering: what is the role of Bail Expert in all this?

With Bail Expert, you can increase your rent and create renewal notices in just a few clicks. Avoid long and tedious transcriptions by choosing our letter templates. The information stored in the software allows you to fill in personalized fields in your letter templates, thus creating letters that are compliant and configured to each of your tenants’ information. 

Notices written and sent quickly, in just a few clicks!