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Current LHA rates

From 2nd April 2012 the monthly LHA rates were frozen until April 2013. Thereafter they are changed to the lowest of:

  • The new LHA rates that would otherwise become effective from April each year; or
  • The previous April's LHA rates increased by a rate of inflation determined by the Consumer Prices Index

The tables below show the weekly and monthly LHA rates since April 2015.

If you don't know how many bedrooms you would be rated as needing, you can use our bedroom allowance calculator.

Different LHA rates apply to different areas, known as a Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA)

In Adur:

  • the area to the east of the River Adur is within the BRMA for Brighton & Hove
  • whilst the area to the west of the River Adur is within the BRMA for Worthing

Maps of the BRMAs are available on the search facility on the the Directgov website.

Since April 2011 LHA rates have been calculated based on the '30th percentile' of rents.

Weekly LHA rates for the Brighton & Hove BRMA
(includes Adur east of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2019 £82.66 £157.61 £204.20 £237.19 £349.54
April 2018 to March 2019 £82.66 £153.02 £198.25 £230.28 £339.36
April 2015 to March 2018 £82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
Monthly LHA rates for the Brighton & Hove BRMA
(includes Adur east of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2019 £359.18 £684.85 £887.30 £1,030.65 £1,518.83
April 2018 to March 2019 £359.18 £664.91 £861.44 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
April 2015 to March 2018 £359.18 £664.91 £836.37 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
Weekly LHA rates for Worthing BRMA
(includes Adur west of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2019 £69.19 £123.66 £157.61 £190.85 £253.38
April 2015 to March 2019 £69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
Monthly LHA rates for Worthing BRMA
(includes Adur west of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From April 2019 £300.65 £537.33 £684.85 £829.29 £1,101.00
April 2015 to March 2019 £300.65 £520.26 £663.09 £802.92 £1,066.00

Five bedroom changes

Since 1st April 2011, the maximum size property allowed under the size criteria for new claims is restricted to four bedrooms.

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