New LHA Rates For 1st April 2013 Announced

New LHA Rates For 1st April 2013 Announced

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has published its new Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, which come into effect on the 1st April 2013.

LHA rates were frozen for a 12-month period until 31st March 2013. Future upratings, whilst still based on market rents, are limited to the rate of the September Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The LHA rates to be used in the first annual uprating in April 2013 were determined by rent officers and have been published on the VOA corporate website.

More than half a million rents are included every month which makes them the most accurate record of the private rented sector (PRS).

The table below shows how national rents changed between June 2011 and June 2012.

REGION

AVERAGE CHANGE

Yorkshire & The Humber

9.37%

London

4.63%

South West

3.19%

East Midlands

2.27%

South East

2.14%

West Midlands

2.04%

England

1.76%

North West

0.47%

East

0.17%

North East

-1.38%

The rates are based on data supplied by landlords and letting & property management agents.

To avoid potential public confusion, the April 2013 LHA rates will not appear on www.gov.uk (LHA-Direct) until March 2013.

The April 2013 LHA rates are set out below.

Please note, the LHA rates currently published on LHA-Direct will continue to be effective until 31st March 2013. 

New LHA rates effective from April 2013

BRMA

Room

1 Bed

2 Bed

3 Bed

4 Bed

Ashford

£63.88 £116.74 £138.46 £165.09 £219.23

Aylesbury

£69.27 £121.15 £150.00 £183.46 £288.46

Barnsley

£58.50 £69.23 £86.54 £95.00 £137.31

Barrow-in-Furness

£62.00 £75.00 £91.15 £109.62 £138.46

Basingstoke

£64.90 £132.67 £161.54 £188.68 £253.85

Bath

£71.54 £129.23 £159.20 £183.46 £286.15

Bedford

£63.50 £98.08 £126.92 £153.30 £199.04

Birmingham

£56.21 £96.92 £117.92 £126.92 £165.09

Black Country

£60.00 £86.54 £106.13 £117.92 £150.00

Blackwater Valley

£73.89 £138.46 £173.08 £206.54 £300.00

Bolton and Bury

£45.00 £80.77 £98.08 £114.23 £150.00

Bournemouth

£67.00 £121.15 £150.00 £186.92 £253.85

Bradford & South Dales

£57.69 £80.77 £98.08 £109.62 £121.15

Brighton and Hove

£78.69 £150.00 £188.68 £219.23 £323.08

Bristol

£66.04 £115.38 £144.23 £167.31 £224.05

Bury St Edmunds

£68.50 £100.24 £123.82 £147.40 £219.23

Cambridge

£76.65 £120.00 £137.97 £160.37 £207.69

Canterbury

£73.15 £117.92 £147.40 £176.89 £259.43

Central Greater Manchester

£65.00 £97.09 £114.23 £126.92 £187.50

Central Lancs

£51.10 £87.69 £109.62 £126.92 £160.38

Central London

£126.22 £255.50 £296.38 £347.48 £408.80

Central Norfolk & Norwich

£58.50 £91.15 £114.23 £132.69 £183.46

Chelmsford

£75.08 £121.15 £150.00 £182.78 £230.77

Cheltenham

£66.00 £109.62 £143.87 £170.99 £235.85

Cherwell Valley

£70.00 £116.74 £150.00 £178.85 £229.62

Chesterfield

£48.50 £80.77 £98.08 £112.42 £150.00

Chichester

£70.05 £131.54 £160.38 £196.15 £265.38

Chilterns

£79.72 £138.46 £178.85 £225.00 £357.69

Colchester

£63.50 £102.59 £129.71 £161.54 £200.47

Coventry

£64.39 £91.15 £106.13 £126.92 £167.31

Crawley & Reigate

£78.46 £144.23 £176.89 £218.16 £294.81

Darlington

£56.72 £76.15 £91.15 £105.00 £150.00

Derby

£56.00 £83.08 £103.85 £115.38 £160.38

Doncaster

£53.00 £77.31 £92.31 £103.85 £141.51

Dover-Shepway

£58.50 £86.54 £115.38 £143.87 £176.89

Durham

£65.00 £75.00 £87.69 £98.08 £138.46

East Cheshire

£81.00 £103.85 £129.71 £165.09 £230.77

East Lancs

£53.50 £78.46 £90.00 £103.85 £138.46

East Thames Valley

£74.76 £150.00 £184.62 £226.41 £318.39

Eastbourne

£66.00 £115.38 £150.00 £178.85 £224.05

Eastern Staffordshire

£58.50 £83.08 £103.85 £121.15 £159.20

Exeter

£70.77 £114.23 £138.46 £161.54 £219.23

Fylde Coast

£59.79 £85.15 £114.23 £130.00 £155.77

Gloucester

£64.90 £91.15 £121.15 £144.23 £183.46

Grantham & Newark

£56.21 £74.29 £98.08 £109.62 £150.00

Greater Liverpool

£55.00 £91.15 £109.62 £121.15 £155.77

Grimsby

£53.50 £75.00 £91.98 £97.09 £126.92

Guildford

£83.08 £167.31 £212.26 £271.15 £369.23

Halifax

£64.23 £80.77 £98.08 £115.38 £150.00

Harlow & Stortford

£69.27 £126.92 £161.54 £196.15 £276.92

Harrogate

£67.00 £109.62 £137.31 £160.37 £212.26

Herefordshire

£54.92 £92.31 £117.69 £137.31 £170.99

High Weald

£76.27 £132.69 £173.08 £206.36 £330.19

Hull & East Riding

£56.21 £69.23 £85.38 £103.85 £131.54

Huntingdon

£63.50 £103.85 £126.92 £150.00 £212.26

Inner East London

£94.38 £245.00 £296.38 £347.48 £408.80

Inner North London

£90.45 £255.50 £296.38 £347.48 £408.80

Inner South East London

£88.00 £188.68 £245.28 £305.77 £400.62

Inner South West London

£87.26 £234.67 £294.81 £347.48 £408.80

Inner West London

£102.20 £224.84 £295.00 £347.48 £408.80

Ipswich

£56.77 £88.85 £109.62 £126.92 £170.99

Isle of Wight

£68.50 £92.31 £121.15 £150.00 £187.50

Kendal

£62.50 £95.00 £121.15 £144.23 £178.85

Kernow West

£65.77 £103.85 £129.71 £150.00 £183.46

Kings Lynn

£51.10 £88.85 £110.00 £126.92 £165.09

Kirklees

£55.00 £79.62 £95.00 £114.23 £147.40

Lancaster

£53.14 £91.15 £114.23 £129.71 £138.46

Leeds

£61.50 £98.08 £121.15 £150.00 £196.00

Leicester

£59.00 £88.44 £109.62 £126.92 £160.38

Lincoln

£57.74 £80.77 £99.23 £114.23 £148.27

Lincolnshire Fens

£57.23 £86.54 £108.49 £126.92 £150.00

Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth

£68.50 £85.00 £103.85 £115.38 £147.40

Luton

£57.73 £109.62 £135.61 £161.54 £200.47

Maidstone

£65.00 £121.15 £150.00 £176.89 £230.77

Medway & Swale

£62.50 £108.49 £135.61 £150.00 £200.47

Mendip

£69.04 £92.31 £121.15 £150.00 £176.89

Mid & East Devon

£63.50 £92.31 £123.82 £150.00 £190.38

Mid & West Dorset

£63.50 £103.85 £137.19 £160.38 £196.15

Mid Staffs

£63.50 £90.00 £114.23 £126.92 £167.31

Milton Keynes

£68.58 £115.38 £144.23 £173.08 £219.23

Newbury

£68.12 £121.15 £153.30 £184.62 £253.85

North Cheshire

£53.54 £92.31 £108.49 £126.92 £173.08

North Cornwall & Devon Borders

£63.50 £92.31 £117.69 £137.31 £165.09

North Cumbria

£57.74 £80.77 £96.92 £113.08 £138.46

North Devon

£62.00 £90.58 £115.38 £137.31 £160.38

North Nottingham

£55.60 £69.23 £91.15 £103.85 £138.46

North West Kent

£65.50 £123.46 £150.00 £170.99 £230.77

North West London

£80.81 £176.89 £224.05 £288.46 £346.15

Northampton

£61.32 £98.08 £123.82 £138.46 £183.46

Northants Central

£57.00 £80.77 £103.85 £121.15 £161.54

Northumberland

£65.00 £72.69 £86.54 £103.85 £138.46

Nottingham

£68.00 £90.80 £106.13 £117.92 £159.20

Oldham & Rochdale

£57.73 £83.08 £98.08 £114.23 £150.00

Outer East London

£70.79 £173.08 £212.26 £265.33 £306.60

Outer North East London

£71.54 £153.30 £189.07 £230.77 £306.60

Outer North London

£83.80 £184.62 £236.08 £300.00 £370.00

Outer South East London

£80.23 £153.30 £194.57 £230.77 £306.60

Outer South London

£78.50 £159.20 £200.47 £258.08 £318.39

Outer South West London

£78.50 £206.36 £259.43 £311.54 £392.16

Outer West London

£78.46 £167.31 £212.26 £259.43 £306.60

Oxford

£80.89 £155.77 £188.68 £219.23 £300.00

Peaks & Dales

£68.12 £88.44 £109.62 £126.92 £160.37

Peterborough

£57.50 £91.15 £114.23 £129.71 £165.09

Plymouth

£70.00 £92.31 £121.15 £138.46 £178.85

Portsmouth

£67.96 £115.38 £141.51 £170.99 £235.85

Reading

£75.00 £150.00 £184.62 £211.15 £300.00

Richmond & Hambleton

£67.00 £91.15 £112.03 £126.92 £160.38

Rotherham

£58.50 £80.00 £92.31 £100.38 £144.23

Rugby & East

£61.50 £91.15 £114.23 £132.69 £183.46

Salisbury

£66.50 £117.92 £147.40 £173.08 £229.62

Scarborough

£54.17 £80.50 £103.85 £122.31 £138.46

Scunthorpe

£53.50 £73.85 £92.31 £103.85 £135.61

Sheffield

£61.32 £91.15 £105.00 £115.00 £150.00

Shropshire

£69.23 £86.54 £109.62 £126.92 £167.31

Solihull

£69.05 £114.81 £147.40 £170.99 £235.85

South Cheshire

£53.00 £80.77 £107.24 £126.92 £173.08

South Devon

£63.50 £95.00 £126.92 £150.00 £188.46

South East Herts

£76.41 £139.54 £182.78 £219.23 £288.00

South West Essex

£65.00 £126.92 £158.08 £184.62 £253.85

South West Herts

£78.50 £153.30 £187.50 £235.85 £365.56

Southampton

£64.62 £115.38 £153.30 £182.31 £230.77

Southend

£69.23 £114.23 £149.76 £184.62 £229.62

Southern Greater Manchester

£60.23 £100.24 £126.92 £140.33 £196.15

Southport

£66.00 £89.62 £121.15 £138.46 £173.08

St Helens

£60.00 £80.77 £98.08 £114.23 £150.00

Staffordshire North

£48.10 £79.62 £91.15 £109.62 £144.23

Stevenage & North Herts

£73.50 £121.15 £152.31 £182.78 £229.62

Sunderland

£45.00 £87.69 £100.00 £109.62 £144.23

Sussex East

£66.43 £92.31 £117.92 £160.38 £196.15

Swindon

£65.00 £101.41 £125.00 £150.00 £196.15

Tameside & Glossop

£57.69 £86.54 £103.85 £126.92 £153.30

Taunton & West Somerset

£66.50 £94.34 £121.15 £144.23 £183.46

Teesside

£56.21 £80.55 £96.71 £114.23 £150.00

Thanet

£58.50 £80.77 £114.23 £141.51 £176.89

Tyneside

£60.00 £91.15 £102.12 £114.23 £150.00

Wakefield

£54.27 £86.54 £103.85 £114.23 £150.00

Walton

£80.77 £165.09 £211.08 £271.22 £353.77

Warwickshire South

£66.43 £116.74 £147.40 £173.08 £234.67

West Cheshire

£62.31 £98.08 £121.15 £137.31 £188.68

West Cumbria

£62.00 £79.00 £92.31 £103.85 £135.61

West Pennine

£63.36 £76.65 £85.00 £97.09 £138.23

West Wiltshire

£66.04 £98.08 £123.46 £150.00 £194.57

Weston-S-Mare

£66.96 £98.08 £121.15 £150.00 £184.62

Wigan

£61.32 £80.77 £94.34 £109.62 £150.00

Winchester

£71.58 £145.38 £178.85 £207.69 £306.60

Wirral

£64.90 £86.54 £103.85 £126.00 £141.51

Wolds and Coast

£59.79 £75.00 £92.31 £110.85 £122.31

Worcester North

£58.50 £91.15 £115.38 £126.92 £173.08

Worcester South

£66.94 £98.08 £126.92 £150.00 £184.62

Worthing

£68.08 £117.69 £150.00 £183.46 £241.74

Yeovil

£58.50 £91.15 £121.15 £144.23 £193.85

York

£65.77 £102.59 £121.15 £138.46 £196.15

 In the interests of transparency, the website publication presents a table of the weekly April 2013 LHA rates and a series of downloadable documents including tables which illustrate the four steps of determining the rates.

 

How To Profit From LHA Tenants

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To view the new rates visit: www.voa.gov.uk/LHAApril2013.

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