IRAC seeks submissions on rent increases

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Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission

For anyone who wants to give their thoughts about rent increases in 2015, the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission is accepting submissions from the public.

Every year IRAC seeks submissions as it determines whether or not to allow rent increases.

Written presentations can be submitted to IRAC’s director of residential rental property and this year’s deadline for submissions is Aug. 29.    

After the review for 2014, IRAC allowed a two per cent increase for heated premises, while rent for unheated premises and mobile homes in trailer parks was allowed to go up by one per cent.


When the commission sought submissions last year it received eight from tenants, one from a landlord and one from the anti-poverty group Alert.

Organizations: Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission

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Recent comments

  • money hungry people!
    August 01, 2014 - 08:32

    I think any thought of a rent increase IRAC should be coming into ALL tenants of Charlottetown homes they own and inspect them before EVER thinking of putting the cost of rent up.. You'll be surprised what some tenants rent to people... It's rather sad especially for the price.

  • get nothing
    July 31, 2014 - 15:41

    If most apartment buildings in town were inspected in this town theyed be unfit for habitation mowt are unsafe and rent to vunerable people on assistance shelter rate are dumos and fire traps .

  • Joe Blow
    July 30, 2014 - 23:00

    Rent should not increase in Charlottetown or anywhere on PEI. We already pay some of the highest taxes and electricity rates in Canada. Food, gas and just about everything else is increasing by the day so some rich people can set record profits and line their pockets with money. Landlords are already renting out slummy apartments for WAY too much money with nothing included in the rent. There is no reason to justify a rent increase.

  • chris
    July 30, 2014 - 21:25

    I'm curious as to why IRAC actively seeks out the landlords? should it not be on the landlords themselves petitioning. as a renter myself, I'd appreciate it if the IRac board would bugger off.

  • How it is...
    July 30, 2014 - 14:40

    The cost of groceries, gas and other living expenses are already increasing faster than my pay. Rent should stay as is.

  • Joe Doe
    July 30, 2014 - 13:05


  • w kennedy
    July 30, 2014 - 12:25

    To me it would be ideal to insist landlords have livable conditions as it is they are not conducive to living, sleeping at nite , getting up to go to a job in AMs a lot are intimidated by other tenants who find they have living expenses covered by welfare and all of their time is available to sell crack and steal. Now we could confiscate [or at least fine them say $5000 for running a disorderly house] these properties as PEI is in debt. More state housing would lessen the grip landlords enjoy and make it more competitive. One recent arrival decided it would be better not to invest in a business took available job then bought an "income property" as it would be more of a sure thing. No job creation just more people streaming in locals have to leave to have any hope of employment the Island always was bad for jobs and now it is sold off to foreign interests. How could anyone justify bleeding the poor more. A lot of this will be covered by taxpayers as landlords get most of welfare checks.