Private renting

For most people, renting in the private sector is the best way to find a home. The private rented sector enables households the flexibility to decide where they want to live. You are able to rent anywhere in the Country, however it is important that any home you decide to rent is affordable.


Local Housing Allowance (LHA) sets out the maximum amount of financial assistance you may be able to receive - to find out how much you may be able to receive use the 'entitled to' calculator which will give you an approximate guide.  It is always advisable to speak with a benefits professional before you put any money down for a property.

It is also advisable to complete a budget sheet to ensure you include all reasonable living expenses when you assess how much you can afford to rent each month.