What is a property inspection report?
The property inspection report for UK immigration is required for certain entry UK clearance applications. This is the only document that proves an independent assessment has taken place of your accommodation to the entry clearance officer and the accommodation is adequate.
Scientific Services Group Ltd is an environmental consultancy that specialises in housing inspection reports for visa. We are now able to offer property inspection reports in London and the surrounding area. The accommodation certificate produced by us allows the sponsor to evidence an independent assessment has taken place of their accommodation to the entry clearance officer and the accommodation is adequate. The property inspection report for London costs £280.00. The Home office recognises and accepts our immigration inspection reports.
The property inspection roughly takes 30 minutes, during the housing survey we look at the below areas:
The number of rooms and occupants of the proposed accommodation.
Ensure the property is safe, in a good state of repair and doesn't pose a health and safety risk.
Checks whether the property would become overcrowded if more people move in.
Our surveyor will use a laser measuring tool to measure the rooms. Following an inspection, we will provide a report which is valid for 12 weeks.
FAQ - Property Inspections London
Does the fee include the housing inspection and the report?
Yes it's all inclusive in the £280 charge.
What type of property inspection report does the Home Office accept?
The Home office requires the housing report to be obtained from an independent company and the person performing the inspection to be suitably qualified. Scientific Services Group LTD is staffed by an environmental health practitioner who is registered with CIEH.
What's the qualification of the person surveying and writing the report?
All reports and house surveys are performed by our resident environmental consultant who has an MSc in Environmental Health and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
What if my property does not pass the property inspection report?
The environmental consultant will highlight the hazards identified in the report and remedial work that needs to be done. A re-inspection can be scheduled afterward for a discounted price. In the case of overcrowding, the environmental consultant will explain the legislation and how the contravention has occurred.
I am renting and do not have a valid EPC can I get a property inspection report?
Unfortunately, we would not be able to offer a property inspection report if there is not a valid EPC. As its a legal requirement for the landlord to have a valid EPC with a minimum E rating before renting out the property. The property would be in contravention of national legislation and may also suggest there is also a hazard present under the HHSRS framework,