Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates

The weekly LHA rates from April 2020 (revised figures reflecting changes made as a result of COVD-19)

Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA)

Inner South East London (144) Calendar weekly

Outer South East London(151)
Calendar weekly

Shared accommodation                      £118.87 £103.56
1 bedroom £264.66 £205.97
2 bedrooms £310.68 £253.15
3 bedrooms £385.48 £299.18
4 bedrooms             £506.30 £368.22

To calculate calendar monthly figure: weekly rates x 52 divided by 12.

Remember: you need to work out how many bedrooms you need and which Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) you live in before deciding which LHA rate applies to you.

Please note: the LHA will be capped at the 4 bedroom rate even if your family size exceeds this.

If you need help to calculate how many bedrooms you need and to decide which BRMA you live in please contact us.

Alternatively visit the Valuation Office Agency (formerly the Rent Service) website for more information.

Housing benefit


Tel: 0300 303 8670

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH