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Housing element LHA

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paries1
paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
Hi everyone just need some advice pls. I’m probably moving to a new shared accommodation place ( private ). It’s really cheap and the landlord has said I can have a very large room and a 2nd tiny room for well under the LHA ( I’m over 35 ). As this is a shared house , would this be ok ? I have been reading that when it comes to UC it depends on the LHA and not the amount of rooms and even in shared accommodation an over 35 yr old can get the full LHA . Is this correct ? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,240 Disability Gamechanger
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    If your rent is lower than the 1 bedroom rate LHA then you will receive the whole of your rent. You can't receive more than what your actual rent is.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    If your rent is lower than the 1 bedroom rate LHA then you will receive the whole of your rent. You can't receive more than what your actual rent is.
    Thx poppy it’s actually quite a bit lower than the 1 bedroom rate , of course I wouldn’t be claiming for more than what the actual rent was, I was just concerned because I would have 2 rooms in a shared house ( 2nd room is tiny and I thought I could just use it to store my books ) and I wouldn’t want to get into trouble for this ? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,240 Disability Gamechanger
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    Having a spare bedroom when privately renting is irrelevant anyone. You won't get into trouble at all.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • paries1
    paries1 Community member Posts: 380 Pioneering
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    Having a spare bedroom when privately renting is irrelevant anyone. You won't get into trouble at all.
    Ok , thx poppy 

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