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can Landlord increase rent while I want to assign my lease to someone ?

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May 7, 2014
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Winnipeg , MB

can Landlord increase rent while I want to assign my lease to someone ?

Hi ,

I am renting a townhouse in Winnipeg from last 5 years and because my landlord always wanted 1 year lease and does not want to go month to month , I have a lease expiring in May 2019 .

Right now , I have to move by middle of December , and because I stayed at this apartment from so long , I thought landlord would be little considerate to let me break the lease early , but he is not .

In my opinion , the two options I am left with is either sublet or assignment of lease . I know how sublet work where I will collect rent and pay to the landlord , and I can not increase the rent .

Could someone explain how assignment of lease works . As landlord is involved in that , can he ask for rent increase ? Because if that is the case, he will ask for a unreasonable rent which no one would pay , and it would be very hard for me to find someone for assignment .

Thanks
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Jun 26, 2007
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stevesingh wrote: Hi ,

I am renting a townhouse in Winnipeg from last 5 years and because my landlord always wanted 1 year lease and does not want to go month to month , I have a lease expiring in May 2019 .

Right now , I have to move by middle of December , and because I stayed at this apartment from so long , I thought landlord would be little considerate to let me break the lease early , but he is not .

In my opinion , the two options I am left with is either sublet or assignment of lease . I know how sublet work where I will collect rent and pay to the landlord , and I can not increase the rent .

Could someone explain how assignment of lease works . As landlord is involved in that , can he ask for rent increase ? Because if that is the case, he will ask for a unreasonable rent which no one would pay , and it would be very hard for me to find someone for assignment .

Thanks
You're basically seeking a lease transfer where the responsibilities of the original agreement will be transferred to another name. The conditions of the lease cannot be changed, only the names. Any changes to the original lease is considered signing a new lease.
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Jun 26, 2007
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I would suggest you call the Manitoba LTB offices and ask your questions there. They usually can answer most questions and provide some guidance or advise. Worse case they tell you to seek legal representation.

Residential Tenancies Branch
1700 - 155 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H8
Telephone: 204-945-2476
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-782-8403
FAX: 204-945-6273
email: rtb@gov.mb.ca
Our Office in Brandon:
Residential Tenancies Branch
143 - 340 9th Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6C2
Telephone: 204-726-6230
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-656-8481
FAX: 204-726-6589
email: rtbbrandon@gov.mb.ca
Our Office in Thompson:
Residential Tenancies Branch
113 - 59 Elizabeth Road
Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1X4
Telephone: 204-677-6496
Toll Free in Manitoba:1-800-229-0639
FAX: 204-677-6415
email: rtbthompson@gov.mb.ca
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Mar 5, 2019
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vaportech wrote: I would suggest you call the Manitoba LTB offices and ask your questions there. They usually can answer most questions and provide some guidance or advise. Worse case they tell you to seek legal representation.

Residential Tenancies Branch
1700 - 155 Carlton Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3H8
Telephone: 204-945-2476
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-782-8403
FAX: 204-945-6273
email: rtb@gov.mb.ca
Our Office in Brandon:
Residential Tenancies Branch
143 - 340 9th Street
Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6C2
Telephone: 204-726-6230
Toll Free in Manitoba: 1-800-656-8481
FAX: 204-726-6589
email: rtbbrandon@gov.mb.ca
Our Office in Thompson:
Residential Tenancies Branch
113 - 59 Elizabeth Road
Thompson, Manitoba R8N 1X4
Telephone: 204-677-6496
Toll Free in Manitoba:1-800-229-0639
FAX: 204-677-6415
email: rtbthompson@gov.mb.ca

BC RTB information people can be wrong! Someone I know had this experience recently. An arbitrator fixed the issue during a dispute hearing. In another case altogether, a BC arbitrator ruled on a criminal assault incorrectly from a legal point of view: The arbitrator should have refused jurisdiction, instead of making a decision, because the BC RTB's jurisdiction for criminal assault doesn't exist. (But, other BC RTB arbitrators correctly decided that they had no jurisdiction - check that out in the BC RTB decisions database.)
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HappyIsTheKey wrote: BC RTB information people can be wrong! Someone I know had this experience recently. An arbitrator fixed the issue during a dispute hearing. In another case altogether, a BC arbitrator ruled on a criminal assault incorrectly from a legal point of view: The arbitrator should have refused jurisdiction, instead of making a decision, because the BC RTB's jurisdiction for criminal assault doesn't exist. (But, other BC RTB arbitrators correctly decided that they had no jurisdiction - check that out in the BC RTB decisions database.)
Why do you keep posting BC specific information in non-BC threads?

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