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Local Housing Allowance

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is the rent figure used to work out housing benefit for most 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.

You also need to check in which area the property you are claiming for is located. Teignbridge is split into two parts, known as Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMAs), called Exeter and South Devon.

As a guide to these areas see the list of post codes below. Some post codes may fall on the boundary of two or more BRMAs. For accurate, up to date results, please visit Understanding Local Housing Allowances rates and broad rental market areas

Exeter BRMA

EX2 7, EX4 1, EX6 7, EX2 8, EX4 2, EX6 8, EX2 9, EX5 5, EX17 3, EX3 0, EX6 6, TQ13 8

South Devon BRMA

EX7 0, TQ9 6, TQ12 6, EX7 9, TQ11 0, TQ13 0, PL20 6, TQ12 1, TQ13 7, TQ1 4,

TQ12 2, TQ13 9, TQ2 7, TQ12 3, TQ14 0, TQ2 8, TQ12 4, TQ14 8, TQ3 1, TQ12 5,

TQ14 9

As part of their Coronavirus COVID-19 response the Government has proposed increased LHA rates effective from 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021

Please note these are proposed changes and are not yet passed in law. We will update this page as soon as we receive further guidance.

Proposed COVID-19 Response LHA Rates 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Bedroom need

South Devon

Exeter

1 Bedroom – shared rate £65.00 £96.66

1 Bedroom – own facilities

£103.56 £131.18
2 Bedroom £138.08 £156.49

3 Bedroom

£168.00 £189.86
4 Bedroom £207.12 £253.15

 

 

Weekly Local Housing Allowance Rates

April 2019 to March 2020

Bedroom need

South Devon

Exeter

1 Bedroom – shared rate £63.50 £74.34

1 Bedroom – own facilities

£96.91 £116.52
2 Bedroom £128.19 £141.24

3 Bedroom

£153.02 £164.79
4 Bedroom £192.24 £218.63

 

April 2020 to March 2021

Bedroom need

South Devon

Exeter

1 Bedroom – shared rate £64.58 £75.60

1 Bedroom – own facilities

£98.56 £118.50
2 Bedroom £130.37 £143.64

3 Bedroom

£155.62 £167.59
4 Bedroom £195.51 £222.35

 All figures are weekly. Housing benefit is based on the weekly rent or the LHA rate, whichever is lower.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 27 March 2020