UKBA PROPERTY INSPECTION & ACCOMMODATION ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS
UK BORDER AGENCY ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENTS
The Home Office (UK Border Agency) has issued guidance, on settlement visa applications. This details how a property inspection report is required for Entry Clearance Visa & Settlement applications.
These include the following UK Visa applications for:
- Spouse and civil partner visa applications
- Fiance(e) and proposed civil partner visa applications
- Unmarried and same sex partners
- Children Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives.
To read more about the Home Office (UKBA) requirements for all settlement visa applications; follow this weblink: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270197/sup-docs-settlement.pdf
Our Property Inspection Reports provides the Entry Clearance Officer with the necessary details of the accommodation that the Sponsor and Applicant intend to live in and permission for your stay, along with the evidence of any other occupants.
Our 4-5 page reports are designed and written to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer that the premises shall not become statutorily overcrowded under the Housing Act 1985, Part X, Sections 325 and Sections 326; and therefore has sufficient space to accommodate the existing occupiers and any additional persons who shall live there once visa applications are approved.
Our reports confirm that the premises has been inspected under the Housing Act 2004, Housing Health & Safety System, so as to confrm that there shall be no Category 1 hazard present and that the accommodation does not contravene public health regulations. Our detailed reports provide a description of the property, photographs of the property and all habitable room measurements, names, sex, dates of birth and nationality of all occupants and visa applicants.
As former Environmental Health Officers and
Surveyors, we maintain membership of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; as such we are members of a suitably qualified body to certify that an assessment has been undertaken. We have been producing reports since 2004 and to date have a 100% success rate.
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.