Moving into SFA
Once you have been notified of your Service Family Accommodation (SFA) allocation, you will need to make the necessary arrangements to move yourself, your family and your furniture into your new home. You can find a useful guide on how to make this as stress-free as possible here.
On arrival at your new SFA, you should expect to find your accommodation to be of a certain standard of repair and cleanliness. MODern Housing Solutions (MHS), hold the contract to maintain and repair SFAs in England and Wales, and AMEC Turner, are the Regional Prime Contractor for SFA in Scotland. They will endeavour to bring your new home up to DIO move-in standard before you in. The full list of move-in standards can be found in the Service Family Accommodation Maintenance Guide.
As the occupant it is your responsibility to register your dissatisfaction with the asset condition of your new SFA with DIO’s Housing Officer on Move-in day or within a 14-day period immediately following your move-in date.
The Local Area
The local RAF HIVE is an excellent source of information about the area that you are moving to and they will be able to provide you with a copy of the Station handbook. You can find out where your nearest HIVE is by taking a look at the directory on the RAF Community website.
The New Unit
You can also find out more about the unit you are moving to on the RAF Website.
A General Guide
Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) issue a useful general guide on Moving into SFA.
Other Guides available from DIO