If your tenant claims Housing Benefit it will be calculated using Local Allowance rates. This page tells you what the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are and how they can be paid. It also lets you know what you must do if your tenant has a change in circumstances.
Who can get Local Housing Allowance?
Private tenants who live in the Leeds area, have a low income and pay rent for a property to a private landlord may be able to claim LHA. Tenants cannot claim if they have savings over £16,000, unless they receive the Guarantee Credit part of Pension Credit. There are also special rules for full time students and people who have lived abroad.
From April 2014 there are new rules affecting EEA Nationals - See the Documents section for more information.
What are the Local Housing Allowance rates for Leeds?
Please see the Documents section for current rates.