If it is a temporary rent, the landlord is required to grant the tenant a contract extension three months before the expiry of the period. If the lessor does not propose a renewal and the tenant chooses to remain in the unit, the contract is automatically extended by a new temporary period. Owners must use the prescribed form of rental for all redundancies. Tenants on fixed-term contracts are responsible for the tenancy until the end of the term. Tenants in a month-to-month contract must inform landlords of a full tenancy period. For more information on exceptions to these rules, see The Residential Tenancies Branch. Termination by lessor (buyer or lessor intends to move to a rental unit) (form 11A) (new entry into force March 1, 2013) A lessor must use this form if he terminates a lease contract because he intends to move to the unit. Rent termination decisions (form 7) Tenants are encouraged to use this form when terminating their tenancy agreement. In Manitoba, a landlord can legally increase the rent once every 12 months. However, the government regulates rent increases and sets limits on the amount of rent that can be increased. This limit is described in the directive on rent increases for the current year. A landlord must inform the tenant of a rent increase three months in advance and provide concrete information, for example.
B if the increase comes into effect. B the new rent, and declare that the tenant has the right to challenge the increase. For more information on rent increases, see the information sheet on rent increases. Manitoba Healthy Living, Seniors and Consumer Affairs Residential Tenancies Branch 302 – 254 Edmonton Street Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3Y4 Free: 1-800-782-8403 (Inside Manitoba) Tel: 204-945-2476 Fax: 204-945-6273 Email: email@example.com www.manitoba.ca/rtb (See site for other sites in Manitoba) negotiate a flexible solution with the tenant, alternative payment arrangements. Any agreement to change the terms of the tenancy agreement must be duly documented and signed by the lessor and tenant and describe in detail the duration of the fixed-term contract. The owner must also keep detailed records of all payments received. A landlord may still issue an annual notice for the rent increase during the temporary freeze period associated with COVID-19, but this increase does not take effect until the freeze is cancelled. A landlord is required to reimburse a tenant for the excess rent actually paid on the basis of a notice of rent increase that is expected to come into effect on April 1 or after April 1.
However, rent increases that came into effect before April 1 are not affected; Tenants must continue to pay the increased rent for the duration of the block.