Local housing allowance
The local housing allowance (LHA) scheme is an alternative method of calculating housing benefit for tenants in the private rented sector.
The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) scheme is an alternative method of calculating housing benefit, but is only for tenants in the deregulated private rented sector.
Local housing allowance amount is based on the area in which claimants live and the size of dwelling appropriate for claimant’s household.
Housing benefit under the local housing allowance (LHA) scheme is paid directly to the claimant, or as an exception, to the landlord.
The circumstances under which a claimant can receive payments at a higher rate than the LHA they would normally qualify for.
Categories of private tenants, hostel occupiers and protected tenants who are exempt from the local housing allowance (LHA) scheme.