Updated Notice Requirements for Manitoba Landlords

by Chris on April 28, 2014

The Manitoba Residential Tenancies Branch recently announced changes to the notice requirements for landlords asking tenants to move because the landlord tenant screeningplans to:

Move into the rental;
Renovate and tenant cannot stay during the work;
Demolish the unit; or,
Convert to something other than residential.

All landlords must provide written notice to move to the tenant in these cases. However, the Branch points out that the length of notice required changes from time to time depending on the current vacancy rates, as determined by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporations’ Rental Market Reports.

Based on this information, the Branch has published updates to the notice requirements:

Winnipeg has changed to 4 months.
Portage la Prairie has changed to 4 months
Steinback has changed to 3 months.
Winkler was added, requiring 5 months.
Manitoba average, for those outside of city centres, has changed to 4 months.

Also, according to the Branch announcement, if the tenant is on a month-to-month tenancy and the vacancy rate for the unit is below 3%, the landlord must give the tenant 3 months’ notice. If the rate is 3% or higher, then only one month notice is necessary.

Please contact your local branch office for more information.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this post in not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws.

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