Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to work out how much housing benefit you can get if you are a tenant renting from a private landlord. There are extra rules about people under 35 and what rate will be paid.
These rents are being paid by people with the same number of bedrooms as the property where you live, or the number of rooms you and your household need. Local Housing Allowance is usually paid direct to you rather than to your landlord.
You can check the Local Housing Allowance rates for the area you live in on the DirectGov website at:
It is important you check the rules about rent and Housing Benefit when choosing somewhere.