Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the rent figure used to work out Housing Benefit for private tenants.

Your LHA rate is based on the number of bedrooms you are allowed and not on how much your rent is. The number of bedrooms allowed depends on who lives with you.

You can find out how many bedrooms your claim will be based on by using the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) room calculator .

Local Housing Allowance Rates for Exeter

LHA rates are frozen from 1 April 2016 until 1 April 2020

Room Need

Weekly LHA Rate

Monthly LHA Rate 

Shared room

£74.34

£322.14

1 Bedroom

£116.52

£504.92

2 Bedroom

£141.24

£612.04

3 Bedroom

£164.79

£714.09

4 Bedroom

£218.63

£947.40

When this content has been updated

Last updated 11 May 2017