Legislation that will enhance the Rent Assist shelter benefit and help support low-income earners in Manitoba is now in effect.
The Manitoba 2016 rent guideline has been capped at 1.1 per cent and will take effect January 1, 2016.
The Manitoba rent guideline for 2015 has been set at 2.4 per cent, based on a new clear, transparent formula linked to the consumer price index.
Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs advises the 2014 rent guideline has been set at two per cent and will take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Renters will continue to have access to affordable homes under the 2013 rent increase guideline, which has been set at one per cent and will take effect Jan. 1, 2013.
Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs advises the 2012 rent increase guideline has been set at one percent and will take effect Jan. 1, 2012.
The province is proposing strong measures to better protect tenants from excessive rent increases and uncontrolled condo conversions.
An independent study on the impact of Manitoba’s rent regulation on the availability of apartments found that it strikes a good balance between the needs of landlords and tenants.
Manitoba Family Services and Consumer Affairs advises the provincial 2011 rent guideline has been set at 1.5 per cent and will take effect January 1, 2011.