I have just been to my pay office to see about this loan the army will give you to help get on the mortgage ladder. I have been told that i am not entitled to the money because i want to rent the house out for a couple of years before i move into it. Is this true? What does it matter if i want to rent it anyway? if i was leaving would they still give me the money if i only had 6 months left? Apparently you can only have the money if you actually plan to live in the house straight away. And they say that they check up on you!! So, how does this actually help anyone??