The Rent Registration Service for Dundee set rates for Local Housing Allowance based on rent charges in the local area. You can get these rates from any of our enquiry offices.
Unlike the present system, Local Housing Allowance rates will not be set in line with the size of your property - they will be set in line with the number of bedrooms your household needs. The rates will not take account of any other rooms in your home. Once the Rent Registration Service have set your rate, it will apply for the next year, unless your household circumstances change and this affects the rate of Local Housing Allowance you qualify for.
There will be a set of rates, starting from a rate for one-bedroom in a property with shared facilities upwards. (By shared facilities we mean you have a bedroom of your own and share some or all of the other rooms of the property with another person or people.) The maximum rate that can be awarded is the four bedroom rate.
The Rent Registration Service will base conditions relating to the size of your home on allowing one bedroom for:
- every adult couple (adult means someone who is age 16 or over);
- any other adult;
- any two children (a child is someone under 16) who are both girls or both boys;
- any two children under 10 years old, no matter whether they are girls or boys; and
- any other child.
To find out how many bedrooms you are entitled to, enter your household composition into our Bedroom Entitlement Calculator.