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Affordable rent

As a Supported Housing we are dedicated to providing supportive, affordable and comfortable accommodation for our tenants. We believe in clear and transparent pricing to assist you or your loved ones in making informed decisions about your housing options. Here’s how we calculate rent based on the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates, in alignment with housing standards in England.

What is Local Housing Allowance?

Local Housing Allowance (LHA) is a form of Housing Benefit designed to help cover rent costs for tenants renting from private landlords. LHA rates are determined by the local area you reside in and are used to calculate the maximum amount of Housing Benefit one is entitled to, based on the type of accommodation and the local rental market conditions.

How We Calculate Rent

Our rent calculations are directly linked to the LHA rates to ensure affordability and compliance with local housing regulations. Here is how we determine your weekly or monthly rent:

  1. Determine Your LHA Rate: We first identify the LHA rate applicable to your local area and your bedroom entitlement based on your specific housing needs.
  2. Calculate the Rent: The rent for your accommodation is set at the LHA rate. This ensures that it aligns with local housing costs and is typically covered by your Housing Benefit if you are eligible.
  3. Annual Review and Adjustments: LHA rates can change annually based on local housing market conditions. We conduct an annual review of these rates and adjust the rent accordingly to ensure it remains in line with local standards.

What’s Included in Your Rent?

Our rental charges are inclusive, covering not only the cost of leasing your room or flat but also including:

  • Maintenance and upkeep of the property
  • Access to communal areas and facilities
  • Depending on the type of property, you rent may include utilities such as water, heating, and electricity (subject to a fair usage policy)
  • Wi-Fi and other essential amenities

Financial Support and Advice

We recognise that managing the details of Housing Benefits can be complex. Our dedicated support team is on hand to help you understand your entitlements and assist with any questions you may have regarding funding your accommodation through LHA or other sources.

Contact Us

For more detailed information about our pricing structure, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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