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Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance

Rates of local housing allowance (LHA)

If you are a private tenant renting a property or room from a private landlord local housing allowance will be used to calculate your housing benefit.

How can I calculate my room size?

View the online bedroom calculator

What is the LA based on?

Local housing allowance rates for Braintree District from 1st April 2020

Chelmsford

Number of rooms Rate weekly Rate monthly
1 bedroom shared accommodation £90.10 £391.35
1 bedroom £149.59 £650.00
2 bedroom £182.96 £795.00
3 bedroom £226.68 £984.98
4 bedroom £298.03 £1295.01


Colchester

Number of rooms Rate weekly Rate monthly
1 bedroom shared accommodation £71.34 £309.99
1 bedroom £120.82 £524.99
2 bedroom £158.79 £689.98
3 bedroom £195.62 £850.02
4 bedroom £253.15 £1100.00


Bury

Number of rooms Rate weekly Rate monthly
1 bedroom shared accommodation £82.85 £360.00
1 bedroom £120.82 £524.99
2 bedroom £149.59 £650.00
3 bedroom £184.11 £800.00
4 bedroom £276.16 £1199.98


Cambridge

Number of rooms Rate weekly Rate monthly
1 bedroom shared accommodation £97.00 £421.49
1 bedroom £178.36 £775.02
2 bedroom £195.62 £850.02
3 bedroom £218.63 £950.00
4 bedroom £299.18 £1300.01