WFN EXTENDS RENTAL INCREASE FREEZE TO JULY 1, 2021

December 3, 2020 - In recognition of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, WFN has further extended its rental increase freeze from January 1, 2021 to July 1, 2021. Rental increase notices that were previously resolved by WFN Council to become effective on January 1, 2021, will now become effective on July 1, 2021.

a) Rent increase notices can be served. The effective date of a previously served notice of rent increase will be July 1, 2021, or the date as indicated on the notice; whichever date is later;

The information referenced below, as decided by WFN Council on September 8, 2020, remains in effect.

b) Landlords and tenants may enter into a rent/utility repayment agreement for unpaid rent and/or utilities, although a repayment agreement is not required;

c) A Notice to End a Residential Tenancy can be issued for non-payment or late payment of rent or utilities, or non-payment of an issued monetary order; and

d) Landlords are permitted to enter rental units with proper notice while following public health measures.

WFN Council and staff will continue to monitor the current pandemic situation as it relates to tenancy matters. Tenants and Landlords are encouraged to contact the WFN Residential Premises Administrator to support greater understanding of these changes at tenancy@wfn.ca. Additional information can further be found at www.wfn.ca/programs-services/housing/tenancy