Comprehensively covered

For home owners, insurance is part of the tick list when buying a property. But what about if you’re living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA)? Cat Calder, AFF Housing Specialist, explains why it is still vi...

Interior inspiration

Karla Lucas, who lives with soldier husband Andy and daughter Amelia, tells us about her family’s move from SFA to their own home… BETWEEN 1995 and 2014 we were fortunate to only move quarters eight times....

Somewhere to call home

So, you’re leaving the Army and moving on to pastures new – exciting times, but what are you entitled to on departing Service Family Accommodation (SFA)? It’s important that you are prepared before you leave. C...

Claiming compensation

Did you know DIO has a compensation scheme in the UK for missed appointments and for significant issues at move-in for all SFA and SSFA? Here's the procedure you’ll need to follow to claim… Missed appointm...

Renting your own home

If you own a property or are thinking of buying a property and renting it out, there are many things to consider. AFF is here to help. Our Housing Specialist, Cat Calder, has recently completed a course on the ...

How can I give my quarter a makeover?

Giving your home a new look is not the easiest of challenges when you're on a tight budget, but Army spouse and blogger Mel Prescott-Davies has a few ideas to help you freshen things up… Upcycle Check out...

Cold season’s hot topic

After many Service families experienced issues with boiler repairs last winter, here is a rundown of what you can expect from CarillionAmey (CA) should your heating break down… Call the CA helpdesk o...

A place to call your own

The process of finding and financing a place to call your own is widely acknowledged to be a fraught affair and the window of worry rarely closes when you shut the door on a final viewing or satisfy the checks ...

Deposit details

If you’ve decided you’d like to own your own home, there are a few things you can do to make the process easier. Saving for a deposit is often the biggest hurdle before you get on to the property ladder. Here a...

Settling in style

Mel Prescott-Davies and her soldier Chris Green bought their Victorian terrace in Staffordshire through the Forces Help to Buy scheme and soon got to work on giving it a makeover. They created a country style t...