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PWD clients: know your rights about rent increases!

ATTENTION SELF ADVOCATES MIGHT WANT READ THIS  REGARDING LANDLORDS INCREASING RENT.

DO TO THE BC BENEFITS INCREASE IN SHELTER PORTION  GOVT HAS ANNOUNCED 375 TO 500 IN AUGUST THIS YEAR .

WE NEED VOICE OUR CONCERNS TIME TELL BC GOVT ENOUGH ENOUGH STOP THIS INCREASE FROM HAPPENING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES UNACCEPTABLE

May 25, 2023 by DABC

DABC has been informed that some landlords are trying to prematurely raise rents of their tenants who are PWD clients in anticipation of the shelter rate increase that will take effect in July 2023 for the August 2023 cheque issue.

DABC would like to remind PWD clients of their rights as a tenant: The maximum rent increase for 2023 is 2%, it is illegal for a landlord to increase a tenant’s rent above this. Landlords are also obligated to provide 3 month’s notice of a rent increase. Rent can only be increased once every 12 months.

If you encounter any issues with this and need more information, please reach out to the Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre for assistance and/or advocacy.

This is on Disability Alliance BC website go to the link here

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