MMAH Release: July 16, 1998
Province Announces 1999
Rent Control Guideline
The rent control guideline for 1999 will be 3.0 per cent, the same as the guideline for
The guideline is the amount by which a landlord can increase the rent for a sitting
tenant once each year without making an application to the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. Most
tenants in Ontario receive a rent increase each year at or below the amount of the
The guideline is calculated annually using a formula which takes into account the
inflation in the cost of operating a rental building.
While the guideline is being calculated for the first time under the new Tenant
Protection Act, the formula for calculating the guideline is unchanged from the previous
rent control legislation.
The 1999 guideline takes effect for rent increases which occur between January 1, 1999
and December 31, 1999.
For more information call:
Janet Mason Anne Dundas
Housing Policy Branch Minister's Office
(416) 585-7019 (416) 585-6486