Rent limits for people who rent from a private landlord

The Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is used to work out housing benefit claims for tenants renting from a private landlord.
Current rates can be found here

If you are claiming Universal Credit housing costs, DWP will use these same rates in your entitlement.

The rates are reviewed every April but they do not always increase. Find out how the rates are calculated here
The scheme started in April 2008 and does not affect people living in council accommodation or other social housing.