I offer this saga as a warning to others leaving the Service. Just so you don't think it's a bad tennant wingeing, two colleagues leaving the RAF are having the same difficulties. As of yesterday, I became a Civvy. After 28 Years in the mob, by way of thanks, Defence Estates issued an Eviction Notice. Whilst I appreciate that there are legal requirements to ensure that MQs are not retained by non-entitled occupants, there used to be a three month period of grace. Now I am termed an illegal occupant (Used to be called an "Irregular Occupant") - does that mean I am a criminal? Equally, the terminal grant used to be paid on the date of leaving, to a use as a deposit on a house. Now it can take up to 30 days after my final date. Both changes make it inevitable that I am unable to leave the MQ on the due date. Despite notifying DE that we would be unable to move on time, and them accepting the reason, they still turned up on Thursday. I appreciate that they have a job to do, but according to my wife (I was at work) they were both unpleasant and extremely intimidating in manner (My wife is not easily intimidated). I am not sure where I stand in terms of stating a formal complaint now that I have left, but if DE persist in trying to make matters as difficult and unpleasant as they are currently doing, I will be asking to make a formal complaint, or, if that avenue is no longer available, seeking appropriate redress through other means. I am now dreading the final "out muster" as I have no faith that it will be conducted fairly or reasonably nor take into account "Fair wear" Finally, I have found a house and put in an offer, but still need my Terminal Grant! Good luck to anyone else leaving the Service and a MQ - you will get no help from DE.