Local Housing Allowance is used to calculate the maximum amount people renting from a private landlord can claim in Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. This maximum rent is based on where you live, the number of bedrooms you need and the rent you pay. We assess your eligible rent using the Local Housing Allowance Rate. Calculating your Local Housing Allowance You can use the below to calculate your Local Housing Allowance Bedroom calculator This can be used to calculate how many bedrooms you are eligible for on the LHA-direct website (external link). Local authority and postcode search Search for Local Housing Allowance rates by postcode or local authority on the LHA-direct website (external link) More information More information about Local Housing Allowance Rates can be found on the GOV.UK website (external link).