I have just been informed that my quarter has been re-graded from grade 3 to grade 2. This isn't due to an extensive refurbishment programme but is apparantly due to Defence Housing setting new criteria for assessing the grades. Almost every grade 3 quarter at my station has been upgraded due to this new set of criteria. In real terms this means a rise in quartering charge of Â£1000 per year approx (after tax). My questions are: Has this process happened Army wide? Can Defence Housing change the grading criteria without consultation? Should I complain, winge, sulk or fall on my sword? Before anyone says so, I realise renting in civi street is more expensive, but I am not a civi and cheap rent was one of the last benefits left.