Housing policy changes

On March 11, 2024 the New Accommodation Offer will come into effect. AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder explains what the main policy changes will look like and how they will affect you and your family… NEEDS...

Your home: tackling damp and mould

DIO has told AFF that tackling damp and mould across the SFA estate continues to be a critical priority for the organisation and its contractors. DIO acknowledges that repeatedly removing surface mould is no...

Housing changes for dual serving couples

Are you a dual serving couple and married or in a civil partnership? Two welcome changes have recently been made to accommodation policy that might affect you. 1. No need to move because of rank difference ...

New housing timelines

If you’re expecting an assignment order soon, a recent change to policy means that the timelines for applying for housing have changed. Housing Specialist Cat Calder explains more… Currently, you need to let...

Moving with the military

If you’re new to moving with the military or just need a reminder, read on for answers to some of the common questions on removals. How do I book removals? Log on to the Agility portal grms-external.agility...

Smoother military moves

If you’re on the move again this summer, make sure you’re aware of what should happen at your move-in appointment and what to do if anything goes wrong.   You will have booked your move-in appointment on the...

FAM housing pilot in final stages

As the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot reaches its final months, we spoke to the Defence Accommodation Policy team to find out what you need to consider going forward… “The way people live and work is...

Everybody needs good neighbours

We all like to crank up the music on occasion and have a good time but when does the fun become a nuisance to those living next door and how, as the neighbour, do you deal with it? It’s good practice to assu...
Wheelchair

I need adaptations to my quarter, how does it work?

There have been some changes to the Additional Needs and Disability Adaptations (ANDA) process under the new accommodation contracts which kicked off in April. Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Sp...

The walkway scheme is no more, so what happens now?

There’s no longer the option to use the official walkaway scheme when moving out of your home. The responsibility for ensuring your quarter is at move-out standard is down to you, so how can you ensure it’s u...