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Defence Housing Query?

By rescuedg - 7 November 2011 17

Dear Rioters

Does anybody have any idea about tenancy rules/leases through defence housing?

My girlfriend’s new sister-in-law is married to an Army officer and will soon be moving into defence accommodation in Canberra.

My girlfriend would like to move in with her (free rent).

My girlfriend and her sister have not been able to find any rules as to whether or not you are allowed to have non-dependents living in the house.

Anybody have any idea?

What’s Your opinion?


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17 Responses to
Defence Housing Query?
Xunlyn 5:02 pm 07 Nov 11

Classified said :

Xunlyn said :

carnardly said :

your girlfriend is scabby if she is after free rent. In the adult world, we all have to pay for what we want in life.

Cars, clothes, holidays, and a roof over our heads.

I wouldn’t call that scabby. If she has the opportunity to live with a relative for free rent so one has more money for other things we want in life, like food? I’d call that sensible.

Or in other words, “I’ll lean on family for my needs so I can indulge my wants”. Materialistic much?

Yes, because food is a materialistic possession that none of us needs.

Henry82 2:42 pm 07 Nov 11

qbngeek said :

Tell her to stop trying to scab free rent and grow up.

I have to agree.

peterepete 2:15 pm 07 Nov 11

I wonder he’ll go having his wife and her sister under the one roof? Good luck champ.

Classified 1:58 pm 07 Nov 11

Xunlyn said :

carnardly said :

your girlfriend is scabby if she is after free rent. In the adult world, we all have to pay for what we want in life.

Cars, clothes, holidays, and a roof over our heads.

I wouldn’t call that scabby. If she has the opportunity to live with a relative for free rent so one has more money for other things we want in life, like food? I’d call that sensible.

Or in other words, “I’ll lean on family for my needs so I can indulge my wants”. Materialistic much?

carnardly 1:57 pm 07 Nov 11

so because she thought she had an opportunity to bludge off someone she would? She’d probably earn more respect than growing up and paying her way like the rest of us.

If i was offered free rent in a relo’s house would I take it? no way. I may be happy to live there but i would pay a fair amount.

qbngeek 12:53 pm 07 Nov 11

From Memory from my own ADF days and my brother living with us we were able to have him in the house as he was only 15 at the time and I had him recognised as a dependent (as our mum lived 11 hours away and his dad is a dickhead).Once he left school and started his apprenticeship, they asked him to pay rent/board.

Tell her to stop trying to scab free rent and grow up.

Xunlyn 12:43 pm 07 Nov 11

carnardly said :

your girlfriend is scabby if she is after free rent. In the adult world, we all have to pay for what we want in life.

Cars, clothes, holidays, and a roof over our heads.

I wouldn’t call that scabby. If she has the opportunity to live with a relative for free rent so one has more money for other things we want in life, like food? I’d call that sensible.

Classified 12:31 pm 07 Nov 11

carnardly said :

your girlfriend is scabby if she is after free rent. In the adult world, we all have to pay for what we want in life.

Cars, clothes, holidays, and a roof over our heads.

I tend to agree. Make your own damn lunch (or move back home with mummy).

carnardly 12:16 pm 07 Nov 11

your girlfriend is scabby if she is after free rent. In the adult world, we all have to pay for what we want in life. Cars, clothes, holidays, and a roof over our heads.

Roguelette 11:48 am 07 Nov 11

According to an ex-DHA staff member any person living in the house has to be a recognised dependant of the serving member or have written permission from DHA.

EvanJames 10:46 am 07 Nov 11

There you go, ma7trib’s find… boarders/lodgers “for reward” ie rent (or something in lieu of rent). If she’s living there rent-free, then it’s not in contravention of that requirement.

Holden Caulfield 10:42 am 07 Nov 11

I thought the ADF had a don’t ask don’t tell policy? Or maybe that’s only to cover the use of in-room video cameras?

krats 9:59 am 07 Nov 11

Your Girlfriend Wants To Move In With Her?? Ummmmm OK!

lore 9:57 am 07 Nov 11

Call defence housing? I’m sure they have a call centre and could tell you right away. Unless they don’t want defence housing to know, which is dodgy.

ma7trlb 9:52 am 07 Nov 11

get her sister to have a look at PACMAN (avail online at http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/ ) – specifically Annex7.F.3c (http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/V2_Annex_7_F.pdf)

“Not transfer the right of occupancy, sublet the whole or part of the Service residence
(or take in boarders, lodgers or other guests for reward), without the consent in
writing of the appropriate authority.”

In short – ask the HMC…

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