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Housing Benefit Changes

Anyone signing up for a tenancy will have Housing Benefit / Housing Element of Universal Credit restricted from 19th April 2018.

It is important you consider this before taking a tenancy and only bid for properties that you will be able to afford.

Benefit will be capped depending on the size of your household, not the size of the property. To find out which cap will apply to your household there is a rate for each household size,  called the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate.

Your household size is worked out by taking into account the age, sex and number of members of your household in the same way as the benefit calculation works now for the “bedroom tax”. So if you are only eligible for housing benefit for a 2 bed property, your benefit from 1st April 2018 will be capped at the 2 bed LHA rate.

Please visit this website to search for local housing allowance rates: Directgov website (This link will open in a new window)


Welcome to the Property Shop

Welcome to the Property Shop, Sheffield City Council's new website for allocating Council and partner Housing Association properties for rent in Sheffield.

We aim to give you more choice in deciding where you want to live. Properties that are available for rent will be advertised each week.

To begin using the site, please Login or Register. Alternatively, further information regarding the application process can be found here.

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Advertising dates 18

Current cycle

14 Dec, until 19 Dec

Next cycle

Starts 21 Dec, until 2 Jan
If you complete a New Social Housing Application you will be required to submit Identification documents (ID) to support your application. If you are not currently a Sheffield City Council Tenant, you will also be required to submit a Landlord Reference. Your documents should be submitted all...
Published: Thursday 17 August 2017

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