N1 Form | Notice of Rent Increase Instructions

If you want to increase a tenant’s rent, a notice must be sent. For Rent increases, there are multiple notices & N1 Form to consider. 

When to use the N1 Notice of Rent Increase notice:

If the property owners want to raise the tenant’s rent, they can serve the notice of rent increase form, N1 in Ontario.

When to use the N2 Notice of Rent Increase notice:

Suppose the rental unit does not fall under the rent control regulations outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the RTA). In that case, property owners may increase the rent by submitting Form N2 to their renter.

When to use the N3 Notice of Rent Increase notice:

Property owners use Form N3 Notice (Notice to Increase the Rent and/or Charges for Care Services and Meals) if the rental unit is located in a nursing home.

When to use the N10 Notice of Rent Increase notice:

If the property owners and the renter have settled on a rent increase above the normal amount due to improvements made or will make to the property, the addition of a new service, or both, N10 Notice is used.

Some procedures have to be maintained to increase the rent and give the N1 form Ontario 2022.

If it has been 12 months since the last rent increase or the renter has been in the unit for a year, the rent can be raised. If the current renter took over the lease from the former tenant during the prior year, the rent could be raised as long as it has been at least 12 months since the previous tenant’s last rent increase.

Information to be filled in the Notice form:

The form must be read carefully and all information filled accurately, or the N1 form might need to be revised.

Under To, fill in the name of the tenant to whom you want to give the notice. Fill in the names of all the tenants if there are multiple.

Under From, fill in your name and mailing address. Fill in the names of all landlords if there is more than one landlord.

Under Address of the Rental Unit, fill in the complete address of the rental unit, including the unit number (or apartment or suite number) and the postal code. 

Your New Rent: 

  • Fill in the date the rent will increase. 
  • Fill in the total amount, in dollars and cents, the tenant will be required to pay on the date the rent will increase. 
  • Then, fill in how often the tenant will pay rent, e.g., monthly. 

Write a detailed explanation of the Rent Increase.

The amount by which the rent is increasing, the percentage by which the rent will increase, and whether rent is paid monthly, weekly, or otherwise (for example, quarterly). 

Does the rent increase need approval? 

Each year the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing sets a guideline for rent increases. For more information, visit tribunalsontario.ca/ltb (the Landlord and Tenant Board’s website). 

If you are increasing rent above the guideline, shade the box to indicate whether the Board has authorized the increase or whether you are waiting for approval.

Note: If you have applied to increase the rent above the guideline, but the Board has not yet issued an order approving the rent increase, the tenant can choose to pay:

  • the increased rent set out in the notice, or 
  • the current rent plus the guideline increase. 


If you are the landlord, shade the circle marked “Landlord.” If you are the landlord’s representative, shade the circle marked “Representative.” Fill in your name and phone number. Then, sign the notice and fill in the date you sign the notice. 

Representative’s Information (if applicable): 

In the N1 rent increase form, if you are the landlord’s representative, fill in your name and phone number. Then, fill in your name, company name (if applicable), and mailing address. Include your phone number and fax number if you have one. 

To give the N1 form Ontario 2022, you can use one of the ways below:

The Notice of rent increase form N1 has to be given at least 90 days before the date the property owner will increase the tenant’s rent.

  • hand it directly to the tenant or an adult in the rental unit,
  • leave it in the tenant’s mailbox or where mail is ordinarily delivered,
  • place it under the door of the rental unit or through a mail slot in the door, 
  • send it by fax to a fax machine where the tenant carries on business or to a fax machine in their home, 
  • send it by courier, or 
  • send it by mail.

Note: You cannot give the tenant this notice by posting it on the tenant’s rental unit door.

What to do if you have any questions 

You can visit the LTB website at: tribunalsontario.ca/ltb

You can call the LTB to speak to one of our Customer Service Officers:

  • Within the Toronto calling area: 416-645-8080
  • From outside Toronto: 1-888-332-3234

Note: Customer Service Officers are available Monday to Friday, except holidays, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also access our automated information menu at the above numbers, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Content is taken from Notice of Rent Increase; here, Ontario N1 Form instructions are explained in detail. Examples are also provided on how to calculate the new rent after the increment. You may learn more about L2 Form, N5 Form, N8 Form, N13 Form, N2 Form, N9 Form, and N12 Form


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