Sask. premier calls rent control proposal dangerous

Rent control has been a hot topic throughout Canada recently, with landlord groups within cities using such measures calling for them to be loosened or removed. But in Saskatchewan, the National Democratic Party has floated the idea of rent control is worth considering.

According to an article in the Leader-Post, Wall, as well as some Regina landlords, are vocally opposed the idea. Wall told reporters the response should be a focus on supply, not controlling rents.

Under existing rules, landlords in Saskatchewan must give a six month notice to tenants of rent increases, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

For tenants on a month-to-month tenancy, which account for about 80% of agreements in Saskatchewan, a landlord cannot force a tenant to sign another lease agreement or agree to a fixed term.


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