Research and analysis

Local Housing Allowance and statistics on private rent levels

How you can help improve information used for Local Housing Allowance and statistics on private rent levels.

Documents

Lettings information form for room rents

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Lettings information form for self-contained properties

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Detail

Valuation Office Agency (VOA) Rent Officers depend on the goodwill and trust of landlords, letting agents and tenants who provide details of rent levels being paid in the private rented sector (PRS). Around half a million PRS records are provided voluntarily each year. Together they form a unique database representing rents paid in England.

When you contribute details of rent levels you help to improve data used to:

How to contribute details of rental information

The basic rental details needed for new tenancies and renewals are:

  • full property address
  • type of property
  • number of bedrooms and living rooms
  • tenancy start date
  • rent paid

Individual properties and the source of the rental information remain confidential. Data is held on a secure database. VOA Rent Officers are registered with the Information Commissioner and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

You can provide rental details using one of these templates:

VOA Rent Officers: Public

Network Support Office - Housing Allowances
Wycliffe House
Green Lane
Durham
DH1 3UW

For queries regarding Fair Rents, Local Housing Allowance rates, and to contact a Rent Officer.

Letting and management agents wishing to provide high volumes of rental details digitally can contact helpdesk.lha@voa.gsi.gov.uk.

A Rent Officer will contact you in due course as it is important to update rental changes over time. It may also be necessary to verify or clarify the information you provide to ensure the accuracy and accountability of Rent Officer data.