Select Page

New Brunswick considers making landlords apply for certain rent increases

Putting onus on landlords would be shift from approach that leaves it to tenants to challenge big increases

New Brunswick’s housing minister says the province may introduce legislation next spring that would force landlords to apply for permission to increase rents above a certain threshold.

Jill Green says the government hasn’t decided yet what that threshold would be, but it could be a fixed percentage.

Landlords wanting increases above that amount would have to apply to the Residential Tenancies Tribunal for approval, Green told Radio-Canada in an interview.

“There’s a number of different ways it can be done, and there’s a number of different jurisdictions that require landlords to file rent increases,” she said.

“So we’re considering how other jurisdictions are doing it and what’s reasonable in the New Brunswick environment.” …[Read More]