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Discuss Larkhill Married Quarters in SW England (HIC 3 Warminster) on Rear Party; HELP! My hubby and I are being moved to Larkhill, and because we dont have children (yet) we have been put in a flat! We have been in a house for the last 2 years ...
  
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    Larkhill Married Quarters

    HELP! My hubby and I are being moved to Larkhill, and because we dont have children (yet) we have been put in a flat! We have been in a house for the last 2 years in london and have so much furniture and outside furniture and we also have 2 big energetic dogs who need a garden.
    Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to get a house?
    Also does anyone know what the flats are like on Howard Vyse Road? ie is there any access to gardens/outside storage etc?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    I'm no expert - they'll be along later - but try this link here Larkhill Patch Pedia for some Larkhill information.

    I'm moving this into the Patch area for Larkhill as you'll find better responses in there.

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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Hi,
    you can turn down a quarter if you want to, but you won't always get another straight away.
    When I was living on my own with my daughter whilst my fella was in Germany (we weren't married at the time) I was only entitled to a 2 bedroomed house. I phoned the local friendly housing people and they said that if I put a letter in with my application explaining why I'd like a 3 bed they would consider it if 1 were available. I wanted a 3 bed as my fella's family come from Aberdeen and visited alot to help out with our daughter, so it was nice to have the spare room to put them in!
    Its worth just giving them a ring and letting them know. It may mean being allocated a quarter away from the camp

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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Quarters are, or at least were, few and far between in Larkhill. Many of 19 Regt RA are still there despite the Regt moved to Tidworth so you are housed where they can fit you in. Without sounding harsh you have what you are entitled to. It is not for the army to house dogs and furniture. That said I know someone who put in for a move to a 3 bed despite being entitled to a 2 bed and named the house that they knew was being vacated and got it. It cant hurt to ask but I really wouldnt turn it down. Good luck.
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Never refuse a quarter especially one issued by Warminster HIC, you can wait forever for another allocation and the 2nd quarter will probably be much worse than the first!!

    Larkhill is surrounded by Salisbury Plain plenty of room for a couple of doggies to run off any excess energy!
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Alas Poor Lindy's, I knew it well!

    You can get a rough idea of the quarters on Streetview here:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...37.96,,0,12.19

    As Boots said, dog walking shouldn't be a problem at all. In fact if I were a hound, I'd rather be in a flat there, than a house in London tbh! Just go down to Fargo and you're out into the fields next to Stonehenge, and that's just a short morning trot.
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Em - that road is all of about 100m from where I am typing this right now so I will get you some photos if you want.

    You're going to struggle to get somewhere else to live, especially in Larkers, but as Booty says, there are loads of SFA areas in the immediate local area (Bulford, Tidworth, Upavon etc). The HIC won't care less that you have loads of stuff!

    One avenue of attack is to go through your OH's welfare/families' officer and ask them to intercede with the HIC on your behalf. There is a small amount of slack in the system in Larkhill - certainly enough for DE (Housing Ops) to sell some of the stock off - and the houses on Vyse aren't too bad actually.
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Could be worse, could be in one of the Squares
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by dizzybird
    Could be worse, could be in one of the Squares
    ^^This.

    Oh my god yes.
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    We are in the same situation really, we have been allocated a flat in larkhill and also have no children yet and have pets. The past few days we have tried and tried to see if there is a way to get a different allocation, we have gone to the welfare office, and have even gone straight to DE to see what our options are however they are saying there is a shortage our accommodation in larkhill and the surrounding areas like netheravon uphavon etc are over flow for the tidworth garrison cos its a super garrison so they will post you in larkhill.
    We have been strongly advised to take the flat due to turning it down is for personal reasons and not because it is not part of your entitlement and the waiting list is about 6 months for turning it down. They have said tho that you can apply to be rehoused once you have been in there 6 months, i would keep an eye out for housing becoming free and keep letting them know of these houses.


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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    ...They have said tho that you can apply to be rehoused once you have been in there 6 months...
    Lies.

    If you don't like it, don't take it.
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    Re: Larkhill Married Quarters

    Hi All, we're about to be offered a house on Graham Square at Larkhill. Does anyone know if the older (slightly legolike!) houses are 2 or 3 bedrooms? Area looks lovely though, our dog will love the surrounding countryside!

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    Hi Quincey, Did you accept the house on Graham Square? We've been offered a 3 bed there and was wondering what they are like?

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    me and my OH are in the process of putting in for an internal move thru welfare for many reasons. He is based in bulford and we got put in larkhill in a 2 bed flat which was good at first now we are expecting our first baby end of june and they are stopping HTD which annoys me as we will lose money each month cos of this as we are 8 mile round trip away. we have 2 cats however like everyone says this isnt a thing army consider when moving. however a house would be great when we have the wee one. x

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    Good luck! 8 miles is nothing, I know of many soldiers who have a 40 mile round trip!
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    need information about property on gore road...!!!

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    Decent semi detached houses, face out onto primary school.
    Have a look on street-view!
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    I did checked on google, liked it throgh the street view of it...But I am after more info like room size,has garden or not, toilet downstairs or not...!!!!!!Just trying to have more info about the house...!!!

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    Maybe I'm being a cranky moo because I'm cold but I'm going to say this anyway! Since when did you move into a quarter knowing room dimensions, garden size and how many loo's you're getting?

    I'm moving in March. I got off my lazy arse and drove to our next posting (actually we spent about 9 hours almost solidly in a car to do this) We saw the outside of the houses on both patches and now we sit back and hope for the best.

    Maybe I'm totally wrong but I always thought this was just how it was.
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    I understand where you're coming from S_T but on the other hand there's no harm in asking on a site where people might be likely to know. It's all part of the fun for me although I'm seriously nervous about what our bathroom might be like (too nervous to ask in case it's bad news).

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