If nearing the end of another year means you’re getting closer to leaving the Armed Forces, then this article is for you.
MoneyForce (at www.moneyforce.org.uk) has the information and tools you need to make the resettlement transition as smooth as possible. MoneyForce is brought to you by The Royal British Legion, the MoD and Standard Life Chartible Trust, set up to help UK Service personnel and their families.
MoneyForce just gives you the facts so you can make your own informed decisions. So here are a few things to get you started on the road to civvy street.
Find a home
The Joint Service Housing Advice Office (JSHAO) holds briefings all year round whether you’re leaving Service or not, so attend one of their briefings. They’ll explain your options and give you advice and information to help you get started.
Check out the HomeFinder tool on MoneyForce to find out the average cost of property around the UK. Answer a few simple questions and it will tell you how likely you are to be able to get a mortgage, or how to improve your situation.
You can also find information about estate agents, solicitors and the whole home-buying process.