LHA is usually paid to the tenant. Under LHA a tenant cannot simply request that payment is made to a landlord to cover their rent. "Vulnerability" or the tenant being unable/unlikely to pay must be proved first.
At the rent service website you can also search to see which BMRA (Broad Rental Market Areas) your home falls into, calculate what level of LHA you are entitled to and see the current rates of LHA, alternatively if you already know which area your home falls into, then current rates are available below.
Kettering Borough Council LHA rates effective from the 1st April 2016.