A chance for me to deploy on Herrick next year has come up. I've done an Afghan tour before, so it wouldn't be the end of the World if I didn't go. Having said that, it will almost certainly be my swan song in the TA because of my age and the likely end of the UK deployment out there. In addition, the cash would come in handy! Unlike previous deployments however, I am now divorced. I've not long ago brought my own place and am a little concerned at the thought of leaving it empty for about six months (mostly during the UK winter). I have got friends and work colleagues who will keep an eye on the place for me, but I can't in fairness ask them to take on legal and financial responsibility for it if something goes really wrong or an unanticipated problem arises. I've talked to a few letting agents about renting it out, but no one seems interested in taking it on for such a short period. I've toyed with the idea of an informal let to friends, or friends of friends but am not really comfortable with that. Anyone out in ARRSE land had experience of dealing with this?