Local Housing Allowance: Housing Benefit for private sector tenants

If you rent your property from a private landlord (not a housing association), your housing benefit will be worked out using the Local Housing Allowance.

Local Housing Allowance is based on:

  • the area you live in
  • who lives with you

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