Armed Forces House Ownership Scheme

#1
Sounds a very good idea but the cynic in me wonders whether this offer precedes a large scale sell-off of Married Quarters or is just an attempt to buy off troublesome Armed Forces voters who seem to love Gordon Brown:

MOD News - AFHOS

Armed Forces House Ownership Scheme

Not complicated but in brief up to 75k towards a house (max value 300k) at no charge until you leave the service (simplified a little).

I also wonder where the money for all this comes from? (hence housing sell-off suspicion)
 
#2
Sounds good but I suspect this will rule ALOT of people out (me included):

The scheme is for full-time, permanent members of the Armed Forces, with between four and six years' service, who wish to remain in the Armed Forces and buy a property in England, and could not otherwise afford to get their foot on the housing ladder.
 
#3
who will become prisoners in the army to pay it off or lose a substantial amount of their pension
 
#4
hellfyyr said:
Sounds a very good idea but the cynic in me wonders whether this offer precedes a large scale sell-off of Married Quarters or is just an attempt to buy off troublesome Armed Forces voters who seem to love Gordon Brown:

MOD News - AFHOS

Armed Forces House Ownership Scheme

Not complicated but in brief up to 75k towards a house (max value 300k) at no charge until you leave the service (simplified a little).

I also wonder where the money for all this comes from? (hence housing sell-off suspicion)
Can't be preceding a sell-off of quarters, they were all sold fifteen years ago!
 
#5
DeeJay said:
hellfyyr said:
Sounds a very good idea but the cynic in me wonders whether this offer precedes a large scale sell-off of Married Quarters or is just an attempt to buy off troublesome Armed Forces voters who seem to love Gordon Brown:

MOD News - AFHOS

Armed Forces House Ownership Scheme

Not complicated but in brief up to 75k towards a house (max value 300k) at no charge until you leave the service (simplified a little).

I also wonder where the money for all this comes from? (hence housing sell-off suspicion)
Can't be preceding a sell-off of quarters, they were all sold fifteen years ago!
Really that's odd I seem to live in one everywhere I get posted to...
 
#7
To be eligible you must have between 4-6 years continuous service, and be unable to afford a suitable home on your own
Should be interesting to see who fits into that criteria.
 
#9
#12
hellfyyr said:
spaz said:
hellfyyr said:
Really that's odd I seem to live in one everywhere I get posted to...
Not one owned by the MOD you don't.

http://www.lgcplus.com/news/married-quarters-estate-sold-to-annington-homes/1536461.article
They purchased a 100 year lease to be exact. I suspect if they could somehow sell those houses to us or even get us out of them to sell them to others they would be super happy. They are not making a lot of cash in rent after all...
To be exactly wrong more like.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199798/cmselect/cmpubacc/518/51803.htm

It's a 999 year lease so I doubt you will be around to see the end of it.
 

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