Local housing allowance

Local housing allowance rate

April 2023 to March 2024

Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA)

Outer South West London (152) weekly

Inner West London (159) weekly

Outer West London (160) weekly

Main areas within BRMA*


Chiswick, Brentford

Feltham, Hounslow, Isleworth, Osterley, Heston

Share accommodation

£ 116.91



One bedroom




Two bedrooms




Three bedrooms




Four bedrooms




* This is a guide only - the actual amount will depend on the property postcode.

Calculating monthly rates

To calculate the monthly rate, the weekly figure is multiplied by 52, then divided by 12.

For example, to calculate the monthly Local Housing Allowance for a household fulfilling the criteria for two bedrooms in the Outer West London area.

  • £270.41 x 52 = £14,061.32 per year
  • £14,061.32 / 12 = £1,171.77 per calendar month

Remember the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate applicable to you will be determined by the number of bedrooms your household requires (as defined in the LHA regulations) and the BRMA in which you live.

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