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Local Housing Allowance rates

Local housing allowance rates for both areas within East Renfrewshire.

Local Housing Allowance rates

Local Housing Allowance is the new way of working the maximum Housing Benefit for tenants who rent from a private landlord from 7 April 2008. Further information on the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is available from the Related documents area of this page.

From 1 April 2012, LHA rates will be an annual rate and will only be reviewed each April.  LHA rates will no longer be reviewed monthly.  Current rates are shown below.

Single people

From 1 January 2012 single people aged under 35 years are entitled to the Housing Benefit shared accommodation rate. By single people we mean someone who is not living:

  • as a couple
  • with dependant children.

Renfrewshire/Inverclyde (BRMA 82217)

Barrhead, Neilston & Uplawmoor (G78 area)
BRMA 82217


Shared Accommodation£  60.00£260.00
1 Bedroom Self Contained£  80.55£349.05
2 Bedroom£101.26£438.79
3 Bedroom£125.42£543.49
4 Bedroom£190.80£826.80

Greater Glasgow (BRMA 82301)

Thornliebank, Giffnock, Newton Mearns, Clarkston, Muirend, Busby & Eaglesham (G44, G46, G76, G77)
BRMA 82301


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

It is not possible to appeal against the LHA rate, because the level is set for the whole BRMA.

Some additional information can be found on the housing services page:

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