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Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to calculate Housing Benefit for tenants renting from private landlords. 

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates vary depending on:

  • the area where you live
  • the number of bedrooms you need

There are five different rates per area:

  • Shared Accommodation rate
  • One bedroom rate
  • Two bedroom rate
  • Three bedroom rate
  • Four bedroom rate

Work out your Local Housing Allowance rates.

Shelter England has a good explanation of Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates.