In acknowledgment of the work our Armed Forces do to keep our country safe, we’re delighted to offer a number of schemes and bespoke offers including a contribution of £1,500Σ towards options and extras to help make homeownership as affordable and accessible as possible.
Forces Help to Buy Scheme
As of 1st January 2023, the Forces Help to Buy Scheme (FHTB) became a permanent incentive to those working in the Armed Forces. FHTB is backed by the Government, with the aim to help British Armed Forces personnel on their journey to affordable homeownership.
The scheme allows service personnel to borrow up to 50% of their annual salary (up to a maximum of £25,000) interest free, towards the purchase of a new home.
Who is eligible?
Regular Service Personnel who have a minimum of six months left of service, have completed the pre-requisite length of service, and meet the right medical categories. Your marital/civil partnership status does not matter. However, there may be exceptions to these criteria, especially where there are special medical and personal circumstances.
For more information, please visit: Forces Help to Buy: help to get on the property ladder - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
How to apply
An online application will need to be submitted through the Joint Personnel Administration portal.
You can also visit the Forces Property Direct website where you will find an online form to complete to register your interest. A member of the Forces Property Direct team will then be in touch to discuss the next steps.
Forces Property Direct
If you’re a member of the Armed Forces and purchase a Gleeson home, you’ll receive a range of benefits to make buying simple thanks to our partnership with Forces Property Direct.
Forces Property Direct will provide you with a free financial ‘health check’ that will help you establish your budget and start your homeownership journey.
We’ll give you access to a panel of solicitors who are specifically experienced in liaising with military personnel, even if you are overseas. We know being overseas may appear quite stressful when you’re looking to buy a home, but our team are here to support you every step of the way and make the process as easy as possible for you.
As a member of the Armed Forces, we'll also give you £1500 towards your options and extrasΣ when you reserve your new home.
If you have a British Forces Post Office address then don’t worry, we’ve also got specialists on hand for this too.
We’ll also accommodate your appointments, ensuring they are at times that work for you so you can still have that new home experience but without the stress of conflicting schedules and waiting lists. We also have videos and 360 tours to help you view your new home virtually.