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...

NEETs in your nest?

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, young people live with their parents for longer than they did 20 years ago. For service families with over-18s who are still at home and ...

Who’s looking after your house?

The National Housing Prime (NHP) contract, which provides management and maintenance services for Service Family Accommodation (SFA), will be replaced in spring 2022 by five new accommodation contracts. The ch...

Don’t get caught cold by winter

We know it’s only September but now’s the time to get ahead of the game and make sure your home is winter ready. Tick off the following checks to ensure you’re prepared for when the cold weather arrives. T...

Staying stationed for education

Entitlement to Service Family Accommodation (SFA) for your duty station ends when you’re posted, but what if you want to stay put for educational reasons? AFF Housing Specialist, Cat Calder, has the details… T...

Fitting in the family – no matter the number

We're all aware of the entitlement to Service Family Accommodation for married couples, but what happens if your family set-up is more complex? Are you a single parent; in long-term relationship; dual serving a...

New repairs contract incoming

The current National Housing Prime (NHP) contract with Amey, which has encompassed the management and maintenance of Service Family Accommodation (SFA) since 2014, will be replaced in early 2022. Defence Infra...

A roof over your head

Here at AFF we encourage you to plan your move to civilian housing in plenty of time before leaving the army. We know, however, that things don’t always go smoothly. AFF housing specialist, Cat Calder, looks at...

Recharge your batteries

If you’re looking for a bit of R&R after months of lockdown restrictions but don’t want to head abroad, why not take advantage of the facilities the Services Cotswold Centre has to offer? The tri-service...

Funds boost for forces housing

AFF housing specialist Cat Calder gives the lowdown on extra funding for service accommodation… To help generate work in the building industry after the first COVID-19 lockdown, the government gave DIO £200 m...