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Rent Increases for manufactured/mobile home parks.

See RTB info: Rent increases for manufactured homes ↗
2024 rent increase limit is 3.5% ↗
There are two Acts that govern manufactured/mobile homes in a park:
They are the Residential Tenancy Act that does not apply to MH owners and the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act ↗.
Did you know that your landlord must use the Residential Tenancy Branch forms for a rent increase aka RTB-45 ↗ if he/she does not ask for the proportional increase (see below).
The government sets the eligible rent increase for the upcoming year. If the rent increase is higher than the government set rate than you can file an application for Dispute Resolution.
The Notice of Rent Increase can only be given once a year as per the Residential Tenancy Act (Part 3, 42).

There is also the the Proportional Rent Increase aka Form RTB-11a ↗.
The "proportional amount" (also known as an enhanced rent increase) is the change in local government levies plus the change in regulated utility fees, divided by the number of manufactured home sites in park. This means that each tenant of the park pays for a part of the year's increase in taxes and fees. (This is copied from the B. C. website, Gov.bc.ca)
Link to the form RTB-11a (refer to page 2 where the calculations are noted) You may ask the landlord for proof of the increases, ie. Taxes, water, etc which is applicable.
You may legally ask the landlord for proof of these increases.

BCMHO is campaigning since over a year to eliminate the Proportional Rent Increase. What is it and what to change?
Currently, RTB adds a proportional Levies and fees increase this year over the top of a % inflation increase of the past year rent. There is no reason to add a proportional increase to MHO pad renters as if they have a stake in the park ownership itself. Appartment renters don't have this.

Additional Rent Increases for capital expenditures and expenses.

Additional rent increases information ↗
Glen reported that there is a new process concerning rent increases. A landlord can raise the rent above the standard (annual) amount to recoup the costs. The landlord must have either the tenant's written agreement or apply to the Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB) for either an Additional Rent Increase for Expenses (ARI-E) or an Additional Rent Increase for Capital Expenditures (ARI-C).

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Provincial legislation requires property owners to maintain the fire hydrants that are located on their property. (Note: Fire hydrants that are located on public property, e.g. boulevards, are the responsibility of the local municipality). To make sure the owner of a manufactured home park is properly maintaining the fire hydrants in the park, you can contact your Municipality or local Fire Detachment. Check with your municipality regarding the fire prevention and protection bylaws and policies.