Buy a property to lease to DHA

Did you know that DHA can commit to leasing a property before you have bought or built - if it meets our requirements?

Here are some options to consider:

Buying a property

If you are planning to buy a new or established investment property and would like to lease it to DHA on a long-term lease, talk to us first to find out if your planned purchase meets DHA’s housing requirements.

Buying a new property off-the-plan

If you are planning to purchase a property off-the-plan to lease to DHA we will assess the property for suitability and, if the property meets our needs, we may make an offer to lease before you purchase off-the-plan.

Building a property

You can also build properties specifically to lease to DHA, however you will need to get in touch with us early to confirm whether the property will meet DHA’s requirements. It’s important to remember DHA has mandatory inclusions in the properties we lease, including the size of the property, fittings, fixtures and locations – so you must speak to a DHA leasing specialist before you commit to the build. If the property is eligible and located in an area that we require properties in, we may commit to leasing a property before building commences.

We won’t always require a property in every location, as our needs and those of our Defence families vary. So please contact us before you start planning your build to find out what properties we need.

You can find out more here about the benefits of leasing a property to DHA and check whether the property meets our requirements with our property eligibility and application form

Ready to invest?

Enquire now and we will assist you with leasing a property you’re planning to build or buy to DHA.


Are you a builder or developer?

Do you have new or off-the-plan residential properties for sale? DHA may be able to commit to a long-term lease so you can sell the property to an investor with a lease offer in place.

DHA are interested in leasing new and off-the-plan properties — contact us today on 133 342 or email

Rent may be subject to abatement under certain circumstances such as loss of enjoyment or amenity, or breach of lease terms. Rent is paid where the property is habitable. Should a property become uninhabitable during the term of the lease, or lessor breaches the lease terms, the rent may cease or abate and the lease may be terminated by DHA. Guaranteed rent is subject to the terms of the lease. DHA does not take into account an investor’s objectives or financial needs. Investors should always seek appropriate independent advice before making any investment decisions with DHA.