Local Housing Allowance

Who is Local Housing Allowance paid to?

Who is Local Housing Allowance paid to?

Local Housing Allowance is usually paid to you and not to your landlord.

In some very special cases we may pay it to your landlord, for example, if:

  • we think that you are likely to have difficulty managing your own affairs;
  • we think that you are unlikely to use your Local Housing Allowance pay your rent;
  • you have built up 8 weeks or more rent arrears.