Responding to rent increase for capital expenditure

Recorded on October 25, 2022


[1:18:19] This session provides information from an individual very familiar with the issues arising in cases in which a landlord increases rent to cover capital expenditures. The session discusses what to watch out for and how to help clients dealing with such cases.


ARI-C – Additional Rent Increase - Capital


Presentation materials (PDF download)


0:00 Introduction

03:36 Overview of the process for ARI-C

08:57 Assessing the chance of meaningful success

16:11 The preliminary hearing

24:43 How to request for evidence

27:47 Landlord’s burden of proof

40:18 Landlord’s maintenance

48:18 Tenant’s burden of proof

55:20 Statutory interpretation of what is a major system or component

1:06:10 Q&A



Lasse Hvitved, Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre (TRAC)


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