Guidance

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates applicable from April 2015 to March 2016

Tables showing the method used to produce the Local Housing Allowance rates in accordance with statute.

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LHA 2015 tables

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The monthly figures are for illustrative purposes only and have been converted from the weekly LHA rates.

Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.

These rates will not appear on LHA-Direct before 18 March 2015.

Table number Table explanation
Table 1 The current LHA rates applicable since April 2014 are shown in table 1
Table 2 The 30th percentile figures shown here are derived from twelve months worth of lettings information collected up to the end of September 2014.
Table 3 The rates in Table One uplifted by 4% or 1% are shown table 3.
Table 4 The LHA rates effective from 1 April 2015 are shown here, taking account of the Maximum local housing allowance.

2015 LHA rates can not be higher than the following maximum weekly rents:

  • £260.64 for one room, shared accommodation
  • £260.64 for one bedroom exclusive use
  • £302.33 for 2 bedroom accommodation
  • £354.46 for 3 bedroom accommodation
  • £417.02 for 4 bedroom accommodation

Find out more information on how Local Housing Allowances rates are calculated and where to find your LHA rate.

If you have any questions in relation to this publication please contact:

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.

The previous release is available on the National Archives website.

Published 30 January 2015