It is important that you budget correctly for what you can afford, as buying a property can be expensive.
How do I manage a mortgage?
MoneyForce offers more information on mortgage repayment options for veterans and Service personnel.
Where can I find affordable housing?
MoneyForce provides information about the Forces Help to Buy scheme, and other initiatives such as the Starter Home scheme. See MoneyForce's website for more information about the different schemes available.
You can also visit GOV.UK for information about affordable housing schemes across the UK, including details about the Help to Buy equity loan, ISA and mortgage guarantee.
Where can I find more help?
The Royal British Legion supports MoneyForce, and their website can help you determine if you can afford to buy a property, by helping you draw up a budget of all your costs.
Shelter Scotland advises how to draw up a budget and provides detailed information about the expected costs of buying.
Veterans' Gateway - Access to Housing Advice
The Veterans' Housing Advice service, initially provided by the Cobseo group of charities, and delivered by The Royal British Legion, Connect Assist and Shelter, has now been merged into Veterans' Gateway. The service is accessible 24/7 and supported by a resident housing specialist located at the Contact Centre.
The team aim to support veterans in finding, securing or maintaining accommodation by utilising the skills and resources of the Cobseo Housing Cluster, local authority contacts and other housing providers. Information can be accessed by telephone, email, live chat, social media, and on the website by visiting Veterans' Gateway/Self Help/Housing.