Armed Forces

In acknowledgment of the work our Armed Forces do to keep our country safe, we’re delighted to offer a number of incentives and schemes to help make homeownership more affordable and accessible.

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 more than six months left of service, have completed the pre-requisite length of service, and meet the right medical categories at the time of application. Your marital/civil partnership status does not apply.

However, there may be exceptions to this 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 (

How do I apply?

An online application will need to be submitted through the Joint Personnel Administration portal.

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Specialist Partnerships

We are proud to work in collaboration with several trusted partners who are specialists in helping service personnel purchase their own property. If you’re a member of the Armed Forces and purchase a Gleeson home, you’ll receive access to a number of benefits to help make buying your home even more simple.

What are the benefits?

  • We can refer you to our specialist partners who will be able to support you with a free financial ‘health check’ that will help you establish your budget and start your homeownership journey.
  • If you have a British Forces Post Office address, then don’t worry, there are 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.
  • Gleeson will also give you £1,500 towards your options and extras when you reserve your new homeΣ.

This offer is available from 1st January 2023 and is exclusive to those working in the Armed Forces. Gleeson’s contribution will be agreed upon reservation, with the maximum value of this offer being £1,500. This offer will be provided in the form of a voucher to be used towards options and extras. Options and extras are subject to availability and build stage. The offer is available per plot, not per named purchaser and subject to contract. Please visit our Armed Forces page to see who qualifies for this offer. This offer excludes veterans. Gleeson reserves the right to amend, alter, or withdraw the promotion at any time. This offer does not apply to shared ownership or discount market sale properties and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Gleeson offer or incentive unless specifically authorised by Gleeson in its absolute discretion (and subject to lender approval). Please speak to our Sales Executive for more information.

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