Department of Community Services

Residential Tenancies Office

Housing Agency - Exemptions and Important Clauses

Housing agencies (Yukon Housing Corporation, Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Grey Mountain Housing Society) are now regulated under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Here is information on exemptions and important clauses.

Rental Increases

General Rule for a Non-Housing Agency – After the first year of a tenancy, the general restriction is that the rent can only be increased once a year and requires three months’ written notice.

Housing Agency Rule – A housing agency is exempted from the requirements around notice of rent increases, but only if the rent of a unit is related to the tenant’s income or the income of the tenant’s household.


Subletting/Assignment

General Rule for a Non-Housing Agency – A landlord must not unreasonably withhold consent to allow a tenant to assign or sublet a tenancy agreement.

Housing Agency Rule – A housing agency is exempt from the requirement that a landlord not unreasonably withhold consent to allow a tenant to assign or sublet a tenancy agreement.


Ending a Tenancy for Cause

General Rule for a Non-Housing Agency – The RLTA outlines notice periods required for landlords to end a tenancy, depending on the type of tenancy and the reason for ending it.

Housing Agency Rule – A housing agency must serve one full month’s written notice if it wishes to end a tenancy because the tenant ceases to be eligible for a subsidized rental unit, or if the tenant has not reported or has misrepresented income or other information required under the tenancy agreement to establish eligibility for the subsidized rental unit.