Local Housing Allowance Information and the Council's Safeguard Policy
Local Housing Allowance was introduced from 7th April 2008, it is a way of working out new claims for Housing Benefit for tenants renting from a private landlord.
Download Local Housing Allowance Information (MS Word 83.0Kb).
There are certain circumstances in which the Council must pay landlords direct and others where it has a discretion to protect vulnerable tenants. The Council has a safeguard policy to ensure any vulnerability issues are taken into account when deciding whom to pay.
Download Council's Safeguard Policy (MS Word 57kb).
Local Housing Allowance Rates 2017 (PDF 20kb)