Benchmarks for calculating the rent adjustment in 2022
The Administrative Housing Tribunal (TAL) establishes the applicable percentages for the calculation of rent increases in 2022. This annual process complies with the Rent Fixing Criteria Regulation.
These percentages are used to determine the amounts allocated to each of the components of the calculation, based on the expenses incurred for the building or dwelling concerned. They are based on Statistics Canada's consumer price indices.
Percentages applicable for calculating rent increases:
|Components of rent||Percentages
|Oil and other energy sources||17.5%|
|Management Fee< /td>||2.7%|
ATTENTION! These applicable percentages are not average increases estimates.
Right to refuse
In Quebec, landlords and tenants are free to agree on a rent increase that each considers satisfactory. The tenant also has the right to refuse the rent increase submitted by the landlord. In the event that the two parties are unable to agree on the increase in rent (or on any other modification to the lease), the landlord must, within one month of the tenant's refusal reply, contact to the Tribunal administratif du logement to make a request to modify the lease. It is important to note that in the case of a building that has been built for five years or less, the tenant who refuses a rent increase must leave his dwelling at the end of the lease if section F of the lease mentions this restriction (box checked).
To facilitate an agreement on the rent increase, the Court makes available its Tool calculation 2022 on its website www.tal.gouv.qc.ca. You can also print a PDF version of the form from the website. These simplified calculation tools make it possible to establish the increase in rent, taking into account the variation in municipal and school taxes, insurance, major improvements, as well as all the operating costs of the building.
It is important to specify that the simplified calculation tools do not provide for certain specific situations that could be dealt with during a hearing at the Administrative Housing Tribunal. For example, the implementation of a service that causes new operating expenses, or the presence of an expense that does not benefit all the occupants of the building.