We are specialists in providing immigration inspection accommodation reports for UK entry clearance visa and settlement applications

All immigration inspection accommodation reports carried out and certified by RICS Chartered Surveyors

Surveys can be carried out at short notice, evenings or weekends

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We are specialist providers of immigration inspection accommodation reports

The Home Office/UKVI has issued an information guide which states that an immigration inspection accommodation report is required for all UK entry clearance visa & settlement applications (the Home Office calls this document a ‘property inspection report’).

These include applications for:

  • Spouses and civil partners;
  • Fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partner;
  • Unmarried and same-sex partners;
  • Children;
  • Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives.

The link to the UKBA website for supporting documents required for all settlement applications can be found by clicking here.

An immigration inspection accommodation report is THE ONLY document in the Home Office/UKVI supporting documents information guide which proves to the Entry Clearance Officer that you have ‘Obtain[ed] an independent assessment of the number of rooms and occupants of the proposed accommodation.  A report from a suitably qualified body certifying that a personal inspection has been carried out and giving details of accommodation inspected is usually acceptable for this purpose. Above all, the Entry Clearance officer must be satisfied that the accommodation will not become overcrowded within the definition of the Housing Act 1985 or that it will not contravene public health regulations’.

Therefore under current Immigration Rules the Entry Clearance Officer has to be satisfied that an immigration inspection accommodation report has been obtained from an independent and suitably qualified professional to confirm the intended accommodation:

  • (i) Is not statutorily overcrowded under Part X of the Housing Act 1985 and has sufficient space to accommodate both the current occupiers and any additional people who propose to live there;
  • (ii) Is owned or legally occupied by the sponsor;
  • (iii) Has been inspected and risked assessed for Category 1 and 2 Hazards to ensure that the accommodation complies with the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) under the provisions of Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 (i.e. it will not contravene public health regulations).

There is a significant risk that a UK entry clearance or settlement application will be refused by an Entry Clearance Officer if an immigration inspection accommodation report is not supplied with an initial application to show that the ‘accommodation requirement’  has been satisfied under HC395 of the Immigration Rules. We have come across a significant number of refusal letters because an immigration inspection accommodation report was not provided in an initial settlement application. Please visit our testimonials page for recent case studies.

We have qualified RICS Chartered Surveyors with over 10 years’ experience in the property industry who have the expertise to provide personal and professional immigration inspection accommodation reports which satisfy the requirements of the UK Immigration Rules.  We have assisted many private individuals and immigration practitioners ensuring trouble free and desired outcomes.

Please contact us to obtain an immigration inspection accommodation report to ensure that your UK entry clearance or settlement application is not refused on this ground.

…no Property Inspection Report was prepared until 17 January 2012. This would have materially contributed to the success of the appeal at an earlier stage in the application...

Immigration Judge in an IAC First-tier Tribunal in respect of our immigration inspection accommodation report for spouse visa

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Hudson & White is a leading provider of immigration inspection accommodation reports for UK entry clearance and settlement applications.  We have qualified RICS Chartered Surveyors with experience of over 10 years in the property industry and we specialise in the surveying of residential properties and immigration inspections.  We have the know-how and expertise that is second to none of producing immigration inspection accommodation reports that satisfy UK Immigration Rules.

Our immigration inspection accommodation reports have been submitted to the Home Office, UKBA, Immigration Judges, British High Commissions and British Embassies around the world including Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, India, Hong Kong, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, USA and many more.

...no third party assessment of the size and suitability of the accommodation had been supplied...Therefore, on the balance of probabilities, I am not satisfied that you meet the requirements of paragraph...HC395

Entry Clearance Officer's refusal as no immigration inspection accommodation report was provided for spouse visa

Testimonials

  • ‘‘…I used this service on two separate occasions and was very happy...received the reports very quickly…the overall service was both friendly and professional…’’

  • ‘‘…I think that overall quality of service provided was outstanding. Services were provided in an efficient and professional manner…we were granted our country clearance...excellent service…’’

  • ‘‘…I am most grateful for your prompt service and excellent communication and shall highly recommend your professional services and promptness with which you conduct your business…’’

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Where does it show on the Home Office/UKBA website that an immigration inspection accommodation report is required for UK Entry Clearance Visa and Set
  • 2. Why should I instruct Hudson & White Ltd?

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