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Benefits: Local Housing Allowance information for tenants

Does LHA apply to me?

Local Housing Allowance will not apply to you if:

  • you pay rent to the council or to a registered social landlord
  • your housing benefit claim started before 7 April 2008 and you have continued to claim at the same address
  • you began your tenancy before 1989 or have a registered rent (the Valuation Office has set your rent)
  • you have a tenancy where a large part of the rent covers board and attendance (such as hotel accommodation) or 
  • you live in a caravan, mobile home or houseboat

All other claims will be assessed under the LHA scheme.