Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a way of working out housing benefit for tenants renting accommodation from a private landlord.
Do it by phone
0345 302 2312
Housing benefit call centre
9am to 5pm, Monday to Fridays
Who can use this service
You may qualify for LHA if:
- you pay rent
- you’re on a low income or claiming benefits
- your savings are below a certain level - usually £16,000.
LHA is for:
- new claims for housing benefit for tenants renting accommodation from a private landlord.
- tenants already getting housing benefit who move into accommodation rented from a private landlord.
If you live in council accommodation or other social housing, LHA does not affect you.
What you need to know...
Read the Local Housing Allowance booklet: