Moving unboxed

You should: Take out a suitable, standalone removal insurance policy covering ‘new for old’. You may pack personal items. Check your policy to see what’s covered. Undo difficult fastenings. Defros...

Renting out your home

As we know, army life often means your plans for the future can quickly change. If you buy a home but find in the future you need to let it out because of a posting, a number of banks and building societies wil...

A touch of patch pizzazz

Not many of us want to be stuck inside a world of magnolia, but when it comes to tarting up our army quarters, there are limits to what you can achieve during the inevitably short time you live there, all while...

The big SFA switch

As you may have heard, new Service Family Accommodation (SFA) management, and repair and maintenance service contracts will be introduced across the UK next year to replace the current National Housing Prime co...

Aid in Aldershot

If you’re assigned to the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot area in Aldershot there are other MOD allowance incentives that you may be eligible for if you own your own home or are thinking of buying. The ...

Removals recommendations

Moving and the military go hand-in-hand and many of you have been through the process umpteen times. But there’s always something you can learn from the experience, right? Army spouse Lisa Rogerson has 17 moves...

Got chrimbo covered?

With the festive season – and inevitable increase in use of candles – approaching, it’s a good time for families in SFA and SSFA to consider taking out liability insurance. This will protect you against unfore...

Keys to unlock homebuying help

You may be thinking of starting a new chapter in your family’s life and buying your own home, but it’s not easy to save for a deposit, especially if you don’t have a second income. So how can you get a leg up o...

Desperately seeking surplus

Are you in a long-term relationship (LTR) and looking to move into a quarter? Currently, unless you’re living on a Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot site, unmarried couples are only eligible for surplus ho...

The home front

A WORD FROM... COLLETTE MUSGRAVE, AFF CHIEF EXECUTIVE Our winter issue focuses on your home, as housing continues to be the subject that you raise most frequently with us. We know from our 2020 Big Survey t...