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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Me and my boyfriend will be privately renting but when we do this i'll be a uni student and he'll have just finsihed uni and only be earning about 11k a year after deductions.
I believe we qualify for the LHA which for our area is £140ish a week maximum for a 1 bedroom self contained flat, savings and income affect this but our income would be 11k wages and my student grant and loans income of about 5k so 16-17k in total.
What amount of LHA are we likely to receive a week?

Although we'd qualify for a 1 bedroom allowance would we have to rent a 1 bedroom flat or could we go for 2 bedrooms as in our area there are hardly any 1 bedroom fully furnished.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'd never heard of LHA, so had a quick vada at it and it would seem that they give you x ammount of money (according to your circumstances) then you trot off and rent somewhere so i would assume you can rent what you want.
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