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Important information

  • If you are living on your own and under the age of 35 then the maximum LHA rate would be the shared accommodation rate. 
  • The Local Housing Allowance rate is determined by location and the number of bedrooms your household requires. 
  • Since 2012 the rates have been reviewed annually, although they have been frozen since 2015
  • To find out if your property falls under the Crawley and Reigate area or the Outer South area, please use the postcode finder function on the VOA direct website.

LHA rates

1 April 2016 - LHA rates - Outer South
Weekly          
Shared 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed  
82.46 167.22 210.57 279.14 344.38  
Monthly          
Shared 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed  
358.31 726.61 914.98 1212.93 1496.41  

 

1 April 2016 - LHA rates - Crawley and Reigate
Weekly          
Shared 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed  
79.55 151.50 185.81 222.54

309.67

 
Monthly          
Shared 1 bed 2 bed 3 bed 4 bed  
345.66 658.30 807.39 966.99 1345.59  

 

Previous LHA rates

For full details of all previous LHA rates since January 2013 please see the VOA Direct website. Please also be aware that the five bedroom LHA rate has been abolished effective 1 April 2011. For historical rates please visit the National Archives Website.