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Benefits

Local Housing Allowance rates

Local housing allowance (LHA) is used to work out housing benefit and costs for private tenants.

Barrhead, Neilston and Uplawmoor (G78 area)

Broad Rental Market Area Renfrewshire and Inverclyde (BRMA) 82217

The Scottish Government froze the LHA for this area until April 2020. This means even if your private landlord increases your rent, your LHA will stay the same.

LHA rates for BRMA 82217
Type of accommodation

2018/19

 Weekly £Monthly £
Shared accommodation60.00260.00
1 bedroom self contained80.55349.05
2 bedroom101.54440.00
3 bedroom125.42543.49
4 bedroom190.80826.80

Thornliebank, Giffnock, Newton Mearns, Clarkston, Muirend, Busby and Eaglesham (G44, G46, G76, G77)

Broad Rental Market Area Greater Glasgow (BRMA 82301)

LHA rates for BRMA 82301
BRMA 82301

2018/19

Type of accommodationWeeklyMonthly
Shared accommodation£  68.28£295.88
1 bedroom self contained£  92.06£398.23
2 bedroom£116.53£504.96
3 bedroom£137.31£595.01
4 bedroom£206.03£892.80

You cannot appeal against the rates as this is set for the whole area.

How LHA is calculated

LHA is the maximum housing benefit you can get for your circumstances.

How much LHA you get depends on the area you live and how many rooms you need. It also takes into account your income.

If the amount of LHA you get is less than your total rent, you'll need to pay the difference yourself.

Contact


Email: benefits@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
Phone: 0141 577 3002

Related information

Scottish Government: Local Housing Allowance

 


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