DHA recognises that not all Service families are the same. Whilst many families will find a traditional suburban three bedroom home will meet their needs, other families would prefer a property that is closer to restaurants, shops and other amenities or a property that has little to no yard maintenance requirements.
DHA’s range of Rent Band Choice properties offer you more flexibility in being able to choose your next home with some or all of these features, leaving you and your family more time to enjoy your free time.
Unlike a Service Residence, you aren’t obligated to select a Rent Band Choice property. The choice is entirely up to you. Once you move into one of our Rent Band Choice properties we will manage your contributions, just like we do with a Service Residence. You can even select a property that is above your rent band entitlement if you are happy to pay the contribution under the Higher Contribution Scheme. You also have access to DHA’s maintenance contact centre.
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Policy relating to Rent Band Choice
Defence Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN), chapter 7
Policy relating to Rent Band Choice (RBCH) is determined by the Department of Defence and is outline in the Defence Pay and Conditions Manual.