To buy a home you must first find out how much you can afford. Many banks and building societies offer mortgage loans, but there will be other upfront costs such as a deposit and stamp duty. See the Money Helper website for an estimated breakdown of buying and moving costs.
How do I buy a home while serving?
You can apply for an interest-free loan through the Forces Help to Buy scheme while you are still serving, which can help with the cost of a deposit. Visit the Government website to learn more about the Forces Help to Buy scheme.
What help can I get if I'm serving or a veteran?
Many affordable government housing schemes are available in England. And they offer different ways to help you buy a home, such as allowing you to part buy and part rent.
Where can I go for help?
Shelter England's website provides information on the different types of home ownership.
Help for Heroes offers advice and support to veterans. For house purchasing advice and guidance, visit their website.
The Veterans' Gateway team supports veterans in finding, securing or maintaining accommodation. Information can be accessed by telephone, email, live chat, social media, and on the website by visiting Veterans' Gateway/Self Help/Housing.