Housing report for spouse visa
We produce property inspection reports for UK entry clearance. Under the family immigration routes, applicants must show that their accommodation is 'adequate'. This means the proposed accommodation must be safe without any public health contraventions and will not become statutorily overcrowded with the additional occupant.
We frequently perform housing inspections for spouse and fiancé visa. The accommodation certificate provided demonstrates your house meets adequate housing standards stipulated by UKVI (United Kingdom Visa and Immigration).
Property inspection reports may also be referred to as:
- Accommodation Certificate
- UKVI Property Inspection
- Housing Survey
- Immigration Housing Report
- Immigration Housing Survey Report
The accommodation certificate is drafted by surveying the house and assessing 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.
Following the housing survey, we will provide a property inspection report which is valid for 12 weeks.
How to get a property inspection report
You can book a property inspection if the following apply:
You are the sponsor of the person(s) entering the UK
The person(s) will enter the UK within the next 12 weeks.
The property does not share a bathroom or kitchen with another household, Except when they are from the same family as the person(s) coming to the UK.
A current gas safety certificate from the landlord can be provided if it is a rented home.
Electrical Installation Condition Report for a rented home (Excluding council and social housing).
The property is safe, in a good state of repair and has proper kitchen and bathroom facilities.
The property you intend to live in is owned or lived in exclusively by you and your family (applications received for rented accommodation that is shared with members of another family will not be accepted).
We also provide environmental house inspection reports for housing disrepair with a detailed breakdown of the hazards. This type of report would be suitable if you are having problems with your landlord. For more information on housing disrepair please contact us.
1. Fill in the GET IN TOUCH contact form and we will give you a callback to provide a quotation whilst provisionally scheduling the home survey.
2. Before the property inspection can take place payment needs to clear, fees can be paid via the booking form or through an invoice.
3. When you are ready to book with us, we will send you a link to the booking form or it is available the website.
What does the accommodation certificate contain?
Our specialist environmental health practitioner will conduct a housing inspection and produce an Immigration Property Inspection Report also sometimes known as an accommodation certificate. This document will demonstrate the adequate accommodation requirement is met.
Our reports are fully compliant with UKVI (United Kingdom Visa and Immigration) guidance and fulfill the Housing legislative criteria stipulated by the Home Office. The report will look at the housing conditions and consist of the following:
A description of the property
Name of the sponsor and applicant.
Who owns and occupies the property.
Breakdown of the number of rooms and size.
Environmental observations concerning category 1 hazards.
A statement of whether the property would be statutorily overcrowded by the addition of the person seeking entry to the UK.
How much does a property inspection report cost?
We provide housing survey's throughout the northwest regions, please see prices below as a guide.
If you have any further queries with regards to the property inspection report costs or want to know whether we cover a particular area you can contact us on the number below.
Contact us on 07920383548
Once the housing survey is completed the property inspection report will be generated within 72 hours and sent to you through your preferred method of delivery.
Scientific Services Group LTD
PO Box 4336