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Housing Report For Spouse Visa

 Surveyors registered with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. 
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Housing Inspection report for spouse visa
Chartered Institute Of Environmental Health

PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT FOR SPOUSE VISA

SSG is an established provider of property inspection reports in the UK. Obtaining a property inspection report to support your spouse visa application improves the chances of a successful outcome. This is because when applying for a spouse visa under the family immigration route, the applicant must show there is 'adequate' accommodation available.

 

The proposed accommodation must be safe and will not become overcrowded with the spouse entering the UK and living at the property. Our surveyors are specialists when it comes to preparing property inspection reports in support of spouse visa applications. The housing report will enable you to evidence the housing requirements have been met to the entry clearance officer.

Why choose SSG?

  Our property inspection reports for spouse visa enjoy 100% acceptance rate with the Home Office.

  DBS cleared staff who all wear identifiable lanyards.

  Surveyors registered with a professional body (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health).

Price guarantee, we endeavour not be beaten on price. 

*Please note price match only applies to professional surveyors. This excludes estate agents, EPC assessors, immigration advisors as we do not recognise them as professional surveyors who have undergone a significant program of study to undertake such assessments. The Home Office guidance emphasises the assessment should be undertaken by a professional and states: "Obtain 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."

What is the housing inspection assessment criteria?

The accommodation standards which must be met for the property to pass the inspection and an accommodation certificate to be issued are below:

 

  • The property must be safe, in a good state of repair and  not contravene public health regulations. We assess the property using the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) under the Housing Act 2004 to determine if there are any Category 1 or 2 hazards present.

  • The property does not share a bathroom or kitchen with another household - unless they are from the same family as the person(s) coming to the UK.

  • The property is owned or occupied exclusively by the sponsor/sponsor's family (the property is not suitable if it is shared with members of another family).

  •  A current gas safety certificate from the landlord (only for rented accommodation).

  • The property has sufficient space and will not become statutorily overcrowded  under the Housing Act 1985. We consider the rooms and occupants when determining if statutory overcrowding is present or will occur with the addition of the proposed occupant (s).

  • Valid EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), minimum rating E (only for rented accommodation).

PHYSICAL HOUSING INSPECTION OR ONLINE?

The housing inspection report can be completed by either a surveyor physically visiting the property or conducting a remote housing inspection. Both types of accommodation certificates are accepted by the Home Office. If you are unsure whether your property is suitable, please contact us.

Physical On-Site
Property Inspection

Surveyor visits your home to perform the housing inspection. This includes assessing for health and safety and measuring rooms to calculate permitted number of occupants. 

Virtual Property Inspection Report

Sponsor provides key information, such as measurements of rooms and pictures for the surveyor to complete the assessment. Price starts from £99. Only suitable where the occupancy is low.

HOW TO GET A PROPERTY INSPECTION REPORT?

Follow the steps below to get your property inspection report booked.

1.

Fill in the contact form and we will give you a call-back or email you with a price for the property inspection report.

2.

Provisional booking slots for on-site inspections will be held for 24 hours only. The booking  has a confirmed status once the booking form is completed.

3.

We accept bank transfer and online payment. Cash payment is subject to status and   depending on the area, please enquire before making the booking.

4.

Both the virtual property inspection & on-site inspection can be booked by completing the  booking form which also processes the payment.

5.

Click on the booking form and complete your booking for an immigration property inspection report.

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