The Residential Tenancies Act prohibits the landlord from setting a rent that is in excess of market rent. If a landlord intends reviewing the rent, they must inform you, in writing, of any review in rent, a minimum of 90 days before the new revised rent is due to take effect.
Where a notice of a rent review has been served by the landlord then either party can submit a dispute to the RTB before the new rent is to have effect or before expiry of 28 days from the tenant receiving that notice, whichever is the later. See more information on our dispute resolution services here.
Approved Housing Bodies
Rent reviews are determined by the tenancy agreement between the tenant and the approved housing body. Where the tenancy agreement does not provide a provision for rent review, then the original legislation from the 2004 Act applies, i.e. every 12 months. The notice period however, is not specified, meaning neither 28 days or 90 days apply. The Act says "as soon as practicable".