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NOTICE TO INCREASE RENT

(This notice increases your rental payments)

NOTICE TO: ____________________, TENANT in possession and all others:

Address of Premises: ____________________

TAKE NOTICE THAT:

  1. Pursuant to a written lease (the "Lease") dated February 25, 2020, you are a tenant for the premises described as: ____________________ of which you now hold possession.
  2. In accordance with the terms of your Lease and the statutes and laws for the Province of Alberta and any applicable county or municipality in that jurisdiction, the Landlord or its agents hereby notify you of a change in the amount of your rent.
  3. Your regular rent payment will increase from $_____ to $_____ per rental payment period. This increase amounts to $_____ per month. This increase in your rent will be effective as of February 25, 2020.
  4. You are responsible for making all necessary changes to your payment arrangements to comply with this increase.

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Landlord or its agents.

Issued on: ________ day of ________________, ________

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Landlord's Name: ____________________

__________________________________
Contact Address

PROOF OF SERVICE

I, the undersigned, MAKE OATH AND SAY THAT:

  1. I am at least 18 years of age.
  2. I served a true copy of this Notice to Increase Rent, on

    ____________________ (the "Tenant") as follows:

[   ] On _______________ ____, 20___  I personally handed this Notice to Increase Rent to ____________________, the Tenant.


[   ] On _______________ ____, 20___  I personally handed this Notice to Increase Rent to ___________________, one of the Tenant's agents.


[   ] On _______________ ____, 20___  I sent by   [    ] first class   [   ] certified   [   ] registered  mail a true copy of this Notice to Increase Rent to the Tenant's address for service provided in the Lease. Certified/Registered item # _________________________.


[   ] On _________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
SWORN/AFFIRMED BEFORE ME at (city) ____________________________, Alberta, on the ________ day of ________________, ________



Signature _____________________________ (Seal)
A COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS IN AND FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA
My Commission expires: ______________________
   

_______________________________

(Signature)


Landlord
       

Rent Increase Notice Information

Alternate Names

A Rent Increase Notice is also called:

  • Notice of Rent Increase
  • Rent Increase Letter
  • Rent Change Notice

What is a Rent Increase Notice?

Landlords use a Rent Increase Notice to inform tenants of a raise in rent charges. By delivering this document, landlords fulfill their obligations to provide appropriate notice periods and fair rent adjustments.

A Rent Increase Notice gives tenants time to prepare for and comply with rent changes. It contains important information tenants need to figure out how and when to adjust their budgets.

How do I write a Rent Increase Notice?

Here's the information you'll need to have on hand to fill out LawDepot's Rent Increase Notice template:

  • The full names of both the landlord and tenant
  • The location of the property
  • The type of lease (e.g. monthly, yearly, etc.)
  • Details about the lease (start date and signing date)
  • Details about the rent (current charges vs. new charges and effective dates)

If needed, you can also specify your preferred method of rent collection. For instance, some landlords require payments to be sent to their office. In this case, you can specify the address that tenants can submit payments to as well as the accepted payment methods (e.g. cash, money order, etc.).

How much notice should I provide to increase the rent?

The amount of notice you should provide before increasing rent depends on provincial or territorial laws. Notice periods may vary depending on the type of lease agreement (e.g. longer notice periods for longer tenancy periods).

Laws may also specify when you're allowed to increase rent and by how much (e.g. once every 12 months by an amount equal to inflation). Official guidelines may change each year, so be sure to check the requirements in your jurisdiction before increasing rent.

How should I calculate my rent increase?

When calculating a rent increase, be sure first to comply with your landlord obligations; this includes any rent control legislation in your jurisdiction and the terms of your lease agreement.

Once you've fulfilled your duties as a landlord, you may consider several factors when increasing rent:

  • The rental market in your area
  • How frequently you increase the rent
  • The current rate of inflation
  • The attitude or behaviour of your tenant

Rent increases are often between 1–5% of the total rent charge. A landlord may choose a smaller increase (1–2%) if they frequently raise the rent and want to avoid unintentionally forcing a reliable tenant out.

Alternatively, a landlord may choose a larger increase (3–5%) to match the rental market in the area or to offset costs caused by an unruly tenant. Keep in mind that some jurisdictions do not allow landlords to raise the rent as a retaliatory action against a tenant. For more information on rent increase regulations, refer to your local landlord and tenant board.

What are the requirements for delivering a Rent Increase Notice?

In most cases, there are no formal requirements for delivering a Rent Increase Notice. Landlords and tenants can serve each other notices, as long they're delivered within the appropriate time frame and include all of the necessary information (effective dates, amounts, etc.).

The most important part about delivery is proving that the recipient (in this case, the tenant) actually received the notice. To this end, some landlords prefer to deliver notices in-person or through registered mail. Electronic delivery, however, is often a difficult method to prove. Some jurisdictions may prohibit electronic delivery, so be sure to check your local laws.

Related Documents:

  • Residential Lease Agreement: outlines the terms and conditions of a residential tenancy
  • Rent Receipt: acts as proof of payment of rent from the tenant to the landlord
  • Notice of Lease Violation: informs a tenant of their failure to comply with lease terms and requests a remedy to avoid eviction
  • Notice to Enter: informs a tenant of a landlord's need to access their property in the near future
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