Local housing allowance

Your housing benefit will be based on the number of bedrooms required, not on the size of the property you live in. Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are used to calculate housing benefit for tenants renting from private landlords. LHA rates depend on the area you are making your claim in. These are called Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMA).

Visit the LHA Direct website for further information, including how to calculate how many bedrooms you are entitled to under Local Housing Allowance (LHA).

Local housing rates

East Thames Valley BRMA

Windsor, Maidenhead, Ascot, Sunninghill, Sunningdale, Holyport, Fifield, White Waltham (most of), Woodlands Park, Littlewick Green, Burchetts Green, Hurley, Cookham, Cookham Rise and Dean, Taplow, Bray, Dorney, Eton, Datchet, Horton, Wraysbury, Oakley Green, Old Windsor, Dedworth, Clewer.

Room Rate Weekly Monthly
Shared accommodation rate £103.56 £449.99
1 Bed £184.11 £800.00
2 Bed £230.14 £1,000.01
3 Bed £293.42 £1,274.98
4 Bed £368.22 £1,600.00

Chilterns BRMA

Bisham, Marlow, Wooburn Green, Bourne End

Room Rate Weekly Monthly
Shared accommodation rate £89.75 £389.99
1 Bed £172.60 £749.99
2 Bed £224.38 £974.98
3 Bed £287.67 £1,249.99
4 Bed £379.73 £1,650.02

Reading BRMA

North Ascot, Winkfield Row, Winkfield, Maiden's Green, Hawthorn Hill, Waltham St Lawrence, Hare Hatch, Knowl Hill, Wargrave

Room Rate Weekly Monthly
Shared accommodation rate £89.75 £389.99
1 Bed £182.96 £795.00
2 Bed £218.63 £950.00
3 Bed £264.66 £1,150.01
4 Bed £356.71 £1,549.99

Walton BRMA

Staines, Egham, Stanwell

Room Rate Weekly Monthly
Shared accommodation rate £109.71 £476.72
1 Bed £195.62 £850.02
2 Bed £253.15 £1,100.00
3 Bed £310.68 £1,349.98
4 Bed £407.34 £1,769.99

Revenues and benefits team : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Revenues and Benefits Team - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
PO Box 3464
SL6 1XP
Telephone: 01628 796036