Service Family Accommodation (SFA) is provided to accommodate entitled Service personnel and their families. When occupants cease to be entitled to SFA and do not vacate, the Department is required to take steps to recover possession of the property. In the first instance DE will write to the occupant advising that they are required to vacate the property within 93 days. DE will be as flexible as possible and will extend this so as to accommodate children’s schooling, holidays, etc. or to allow occupants the maximum possible time to secure alternative accommodation arrangements.
The number of eviction orders served on occupants of SFA in Great Britain up to April 2008 and the UK thereafter in the last five years is set out in the following table.
Number of eviction orders 2004 110 2005 102 2006 62 2007 84 2008 113 2009 (to 24 November) 68
Number of eviction orders
2009 (to 24 November)
Records showing the reasons why entitlement to SFA ceased in each case are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The occupation of the landlords who provide substitute accommodation is not recorded by this Department.