FAQ - Property Inspection Report
Is a Housing Report or Property Inspection Report required for a UK spouse or partner visa?
UKVI stipulates in the immigration rules that "adequate" accommodation is a necessary requirement for UK partner and parent visa applications. Adequate for the purposes of UKVI means the property being relied upon in the application will not be:
does not violate public health and safety regulations
The property inspection report is the only document that can satisfy the entry clearance officer the accommodation in question is satisfactory. UKVI operating guidance states:
"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".
How long does the housing survey for immigration take?
The housing inspection for immigration can usually be completed in about 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the house and the number of rooms.