Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rules

Local Housing Allowance for joint-tenants

Joint tenants are people who live together but who are not in the same household, for example three single friends who share a flat.

If each has their own room and shares kitchen, bathroom, toilet, living room, dining room, they each get the shared room rate of LHA.

If each has more than one room of their own they get:

- the one-bedroom rate if they are over 35

- the shared-room rate if they are under 35, unless exempt from the shared-room rate

Joint tenants in the same household

Use the standard LHA rules to work out how many bedrooms you are entitled to

Joint tenants with children and non-dependents

Use the standard LHA rules to work out how many bedrooms you are entitled to. Include the child or non-dependent with the joint-tenant they ‘belong to’

To claim Local Housing Allowance or find out what you are entitled to use our online form.

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