Broad rental markets areas

These are determined by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) who will look at what is available within a certain sized area.  The things that they look for are: public services, such as health, education, leisure, shopping and banking; all of these must be accessed within a reasonable distance in each area.

These rates are continually reviewed and the rates are published each month by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

You can access the Local Housing Allowance rates for 2016-2017 (PDF, 184KB) and 2017-2018 (PDF, 184KB).

The rate awarded at the beginning of a claim will not change unless the household need a different number of bedrooms. 

The Broad Rental Market Areas for Cheshire East are:

Accessible PDFs