Help with private renting

In most cases if you rent privately we use Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to help work out how much Housing Benefit you are entitled to receive each week.

LHA rates are set by the government and are considered alongside your income, savings and circumstances.

Your Housing Benefit is usually paid directly to you. The amount you receive is based on:

  • where you live
  • how many bedrooms you are assessed as needing
  • rent rates being paid by other private tenants in the area. This is known as a Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA)

To find out how many bedrooms your household needs you can use the Bedroom entitlement calculator.

Find out your Local Housing Allowance (LHA).

Then to estimate how much Housing Benefit you may be entitled to you can use the Benefit Calculator.

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Contact Details

Contact details

Adur Benefits

Telephone01273 263444 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Worthing Benefits

Telephone01903 221062 (9am to 5pm, Mon to Fri)

EmailEmail this service (revsbens@adur-worthing.gov.uk)

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Page last updated: 19 November 2020