Please refer to page 3 under ‘Accommodation details’ in Home Office/UKBA Guide to supporting documents: settlement in the link below. It is called a ‘property inspection report’.
An immigration inspection accommodation report (i.e. a property inspection report) is THE ONLY document in the UKBA 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’.
We are a leading provider of immigration inspection accommodation reports for UK entry clearance visa 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 accommodation and producing immigration inspection accommodation reports that satisfy UK immigration Rules.
We have the knowledge, understanding and experience of inspecting properties under:
· Part X of the Housing Act 1985 (that the property is not statutorily overcrowded);
· Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004 (i.e. it will not contravene public health regulations using The Housing Health and Safety Rating System).
Both of the above are requirements of UK Immigration Rules prior to granting UK entry clearance visa or settlement.
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.
Please visit our testimonials page where we provide evidence that UK Immigration Judges have approved to our immigration inspection accommodation reports.
An immigration inspection accommodation report is required for all applications leading to/for the purposes of settlement, these are:
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It is imperative to demonstrate that the Applicant(s) will have no further need to be re-housed once in the UK. The Sponsor needs to provide evidence that they have the funds to maintain and accommodate the Applicant(s) without recourse to public funds. The Home Office/UKBA must be satisfied that the Sponsor can accommodate the Applicant(s) in housing that that will not become statutorily overcrowded under the provisions of Part X of the Housing Act 1985 and is safe and fit for human habitation under Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004.
Before we come to inspect the property will send you an enquiry form and you will be requested for the following details:
We have to measure every room in the accommodation to ensure the property will not become 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 after UK entry clearance or settlement is granted.
The property will also be inspected internally and externally using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) covered by Part 1 of the Housing Act 2004.
We can provide reports within 24 hours dependent on the level of service chosen.
The report is valid for 3 months from the date of issue.
Our fee is dependent on the location and size of the property/accommodation; and the level of service required. Please contact us to obtain a personalised quote.
We cover all parts of London (North, East, South East, South, South West, West and North West), East of England, South East England and some parts of the Midlands.
The London Boroughs and postcodes we cover are:
Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, City of London, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Westminster
North London - N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N18, N19, N20, N21, N22
North West London - NW1, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW6, NW7, NW8, NW9, NW10, NW11
West London - W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12, W13, W14
West Central London - WC1, WC2
East London - E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18
East Central London - EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4
South East London - SE1, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE17, SE18, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE25, SE26, SE27, SE28
South West London - SW1, SW2, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW8, SW9, SW9, SW10, SW11, SW12, SW13, SW14, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20
The Greater London and South East postcodes we cover are:
Uxbridge - UB1, UB2, UB3, UB4, UB5, UB6, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11
Harrow - HA1, HA2, HA3, HA4, HA5, HA6, HA7, HA8, HA9
Watford – WD1, WD2, WD3, WD4, WD5, WD6, WD7, WD17, WD18, WD19, Wd23, WD24, WD25
Enfield - EN1, EN2, EN3, EN4, EN5, EN6, EN7, EN8, EN9, EN10, EN11
Ilford - IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, IG8, IG9, IG10, IG11
Romford - RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM6, RM7, RM8, RM9, RM10 RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14, RM15, RM16, RM17, RM18, RM19, RM20
Chelmsford – CM1, CM2, CM3, CM4, CM5, CM6, CM7, CM8, CM9, CM10, CM11, CM12, CM13, CM14, CM15, CM16, CM17, CM18, CM19, CM20, CM21, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM77
Dartford - DA1, DA2, DA3, DA4, DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8, DA9, DA10, DA11, DA12, DA13, DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17, DA18
Bromley – BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, BR5, BR6, BR7, BR8
Croydon - CR0, CR1, CR2, CR3, CR4, CR5, CR6, CR7,CR8
Sutton – SM1, SM2, SM3, SM4, SM5, SM6, SM7
Kingston Upon Thames - KT1, KT2, KT3, KT4, KT5, KT6, KT7, KT8, KT9, KT10, KT11, KT12, KT13, KT14, KT15, KT16, KT17, KT18, KT19, KT20, KT21, KT22, KT23, KT24
Twickenham - TW1, TW2, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW5, TW6, TW7, TW8, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW14, TW15, TW16, TW17, TW18, TW19, TW20
Slough – SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4 SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9
Reading - RG1, RG2, RG3, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7, RG8, RG9, RG10, RG11, RG12, RG13, RG14, RG15, RG16, RG17, RG18, RG19, RG20, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27, RG28, RG29, RG30, RG31, RG40, RG41, RG42, RG45
St Albans - AL1, AL2, AL3, AL4, AL5, AL6, AL7, AL8, AL9, AL10
Stevenage - SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4, SG5, SG5, SG7, SG8, SG9, SG10, SG11, SG12, SG13, SG14, SG15, SG16, SG17, S18, SG19
Hemel Hempstead - HP1, HP2, HP3, HP4, HP5, HP6, HP7, HP8, HP9, HP10, HP11, HP12, HP13, HP14, HP15, HP16, HP17, HP18, HP19, HP20, HP21, HP22, HP23, HP27
Luton – LU1, LU2, LU3, LU4, LU5, LU6, LU7
The Counties we cover are Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Leicestershire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex and Warwickshire.
Not sure if we can do an immigration inspection accommodation report in your area? Please do not hesitate to contact us to ask.
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