As a result of the changes to LHA which will come into effect in April 2011 rates payable for one-bed properties will be capped at £250 per week, at £290 for a two-bed property, at £340 per week for a three-bed property, and at £400 per week for a four-bed property. Housing benefit changes 'could leave 82,000 London households homeless' - Housing - Log in to Regen.net Time to build some hostels. Firstly, how did we get into the situation where we paying that much for someone to live next door to someone who was working hard to pay a mortgage for their property ? Obviously a number of "Landlords" have jumped on the bandwagon of renting property to the Council and making a wad. There is no way that those unemployed are going to find a job to pay that sort of money. I suppose we can look forward to a large shift in the unemployed to a town where rents are cheaper. I wonder if crime rates will decrease in the capital as a result of the move ?