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Local housing allowance (LHA) rates

Local Housing Allowance is Housing Benefit for people on benefits or low incomes who rent from private landlords. LHA is based on the number of rooms people are allowed, not how much the rent is.

More about Local Housing Allowance (LHA)

LHA Rates

LHA Rates from April 2014 onwards
Number of Bedrooms AllowedEastern StaffordshireLeicester and SurroundsDerby
Shared rate57.7359.0058.24
1 bedroom80.77


2 bedroom103.85109.62103.85
3 bedroom122.36126.92


4 bedroom160.79161.54155.77

Your postcode will determine the area your property falls into.

Eastern Staffordshire includes Hatton, Hilton, Willington, Repton, Swadlincote, Church Gresley, Castle Gresley, Linton and Coton.

Derby includes Etwall, Findern, Ticknall, Melbourne and Stenson Fields

Leicester and Surrounds includes Smisby.

You are entitled to one bedroom for each:

  • adult (age 16 or over) or adult couple
  • any two children of the same sex under 16
  • any two children under 10
  • any other child.

Different rules apply for joint tenancies, shared accommodation and single adults under the age of 35. Please contact us for more information.

If you would like to view historic data on the Local Housing Allowance levels for South Derbyshire, please visit the www.GOV.UK where you can obtain this information.

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