Reply To: Do LHA Rules apply or not?

Peter Barker

I remember discussing this just over a decade ago when Reg 13C was amended in line with the introduction of annual LHA upratings in place of individual anniversary cycles. It now says that a max rent (LHA) is determined on 1 April each year, and what I remember from that time is people debating whether this meant that all existing LRR/CRR cases with pre-2008 HB awards would migrate en masse to LHA as an unintended consequence.

Haven’t had time to research this properly but I think it is possible that Reg 13C does not apply to such cases at all because it doesn’t come into force until the claimant moves or breaks their claim … but I’ve not succeeded in pinning that down today, will try to look properly next week some time if I get a chance.