What we don't pay for

We cannot pay benefit for .


You may not be allowed benefit for all of the rent you are charged.

We cannot pay benefit for:

  • heating
  • hot water
  • lighting
  • cooking
  • insurance
  • water and sewerage charges
  • other service charges which may be included in the rent you pay

Private tenants' rents will be based on the rent amount that the rent officer thinks is reasonable to charge for the property; this is called the weekly eligible rent. We advise that you complete a pre-tenancy determination form before you move into any privately rented accommodation, as this will let you know how much the rent officer thinks is a reasonable amount of rent to be charged.

Find out about Local Housing Allowance.

Last reviewed: 21 - 06 - 2013

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