Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance Information and the Council's Safeguard Policy


Local Housing Allowance was introduced from 7th April 2008, it is a way of working out new claims for Housing Benefit for tenants renting from a private landlord.

Download Local Housing Allowance Information (MS Word 83.0Kb).

There are certain circumstances in which the Council must pay landlords direct and others where it has a discretion to protect vulnerable tenants.  The Council has a safeguard policy to ensure any vulnerability issues are taken into account when deciding whom to pay.

Download Council's Safeguard Policy (MS Word 57kb).

Local Housing Allowance Rates 2021