LHA

LHA (Local Housing Allowance)

LHA is the maximum payable for a UC housing element, or housing benefit payment – for those in the private rental sector.

LHA rates for Brighton and Hove BRMA (Broad Rental Market Area), are currently set to:

https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/benefits/housing-benefit-universal-credit-and-council-tax-reduction/weekly-housing-benefit-rates

For those outside of Brighton and Hove, placing your postcode into the following, will allow you to find your BRMA and rates:

https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/


Brighton and Hove BRMA.

LHA throughout the UK varies greatly, as the following chart shows, (LHA rates for 1 bed properties in England per week):

Data used in the above chart:

1 bed LHA rate per week by BRMA (Broad Rental Market Area).

Durham£74.79
Scunthorpe£74.79
Darlington£76.15
Grimsby£77.00
Northumberland£78.25
Hull & East Riding£80.00
Bradford & South Dales£80.55
North Cumbria£80.55
North Nottingham£80.55
West Cumbria£80.55
West Pennine£80.55
Wigan£80.55
Wolds and Coast£82.85
Barnsley£84.00
East Lancs£85.00
Fylde Coast£85.00
Kirklees£85.00
Doncaster£86.30
Grantham & Newark£86.30
Halifax£86.30
Rotherham£86.30
Scarborough£86.30
St Helens£86.30
Staffordshire North£86.30
Teesside£86.30
Wirral£86.30
Barrow-in-Furness£86.54
Chesterfield£89.75
Sunderland£89.75
Bolton and Bury£90.90
Central Lancs£90.90
Derby£90.90
Oldham & Rochdale£90.90
South Cheshire£90.90
Wakefield£90.90
Black Country£91.82
Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth£92.00
Greater Liverpool£92.05
Richmond & Hambleton£92.05
Shropshire£92.05
Tameside & Glossop£92.05
Southport£94.00
Lancaster£96.66
Peaks & Dales£97.70
Eastern Staffordshire£97.81
Herefordshire£97.81
Lincoln£97.81
Mid Staffs£97.81
North Cheshire£97.81
North Cornwall & Devon Borders£97.81
North Devon£97.81
Tyneside£97.81
Dover-Shepway£100.11
Lincolnshire Fens£100.11
Worcester North£101.26
Yeovil£101.26
Gloucester£103.56
Isle of Wight£103.56
Kings Lynn£103.56
Leicester£103.56
Mid & East Devon£103.56
Plymouth£103.56
South Devon£103.56
Taunton & West Somerset£103.56
West Cheshire£103.56
Nottingham£108.16
Northants Central£109.32
Sheffield£109.32
Thanet£109.32
Weston-S-Mare£109.32
Peterborough£110.47
Mendip£111.62
Coventry£112.77
Ipswich£112.77
Central Norfolk & Norwich£113.92
East Cheshire£113.92
Kendal£113.92
Kernow West£113.92
Sussex East£115.07
Worcester South£115.07
Mid & West Dorset£119.67
West Wiltshire£119.67
Birmingham£120.82
Bury St Edmunds£120.82
Colchester£120.82
Harrogate£120.82
Leeds£120.82
Rugby & East£120.82
Southern Greater Manchester£120.82
York£125.42
Cheltenham£126.58
Northampton£126.58
Swindon£126.58
Huntingdon£130.03
Exeter£131.18
Bedford£132.33
Salisbury£132.33
Solihull£132.33
Portsmouth£134.63
Canterbury£136.93
Medway & Swale£136.93
Southampton£136.93
Bournemouth£137.74
Central Greater Manchester£138.08
Eastbourne£138.08
Southend£138.08
Ashford£143.84
Luton£143.84
Warwickshire South£143.84
Worthing£143.84
Chelmsford£149.59
Cherwell Valley£149.59
Chichester£149.59
Maidstone£149.59
Milton Keynes£149.59
Aylesbury£155.34
Newbury£155.34
North West Kent£155.34
Stevenage & North Herts£155.34
Basingstoke£159.95
Bristol£159.95
High Weald£159.95
Blackwater Valley£161.10
South West Essex£161.10
Harlow & Stortford£165.70
Bath£166.85
Winchester£166.85
Chilterns£172.60
Crawley & Reigate£172.60
South East Herts£172.60
Cambridge£178.36
Oxford£178.36
Reading£182.96
Brighton and Hove£184.11
East Thames Valley£184.11
South West Herts£184.11
Guildford£195.62
Walton£195.62
Outer South London£201.37
Outer South East London£205.97
Outer North East London£207.12
Outer West London£212.88
North West London£230.14
Outer East London£241.64
Outer South West London£241.64
Outer North London£246.24
Inner South East London£264.66
Inner West London£278.01
Central London£295.49
Inner East London£295.49
Inner North London£295.49
Inner South West London£295.49

LHA is capped at a maximum within London,

Data: – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-housing-allowance-lha-rates-applicable-from-april-2020-to-march-2021


An average property price heat map of Brighton and Hove shows how within the city private rentals differ greatly,


The following shows a map of BRMA in the South East:

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