The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is how we
work out the amount of Housing Benefit allowed for people
living in private rented sector accommodation.
The Local Housing Allowance scheme has a
range of safeguards to protect the interests of tenants and
landlords. For example, we can make direct payments to a landlord
where the tenant is 8 weeks or more in arrears with their
rent, and vulnerable tenants can have their Housing Benefit paid
directly to their landlord.
The Local Housing Allowance Safeguarding Policy is under review.
How to apply for Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax
Use our calculator to get an instant estimate of how
much benefit you may be entitled to, then you choose to make a