Property Inspection Reports for UK Immigration purposes
We are a leading provider of UK Home Office / High Commission / UK Border Agency (UKBA) compliant Immigration Property Inspection Survey Reports in the UK for visa purposes especially UK settlement, spouse, dependent, marriage, fiancée and partner visa applications and work in partnership with several leading immigration solicitors.
The benefits of using Danhaus:
Reports are normally completed within 24 hours as opposed to costly Local Authority reports (where available) which can take several weeks due to this type of work not being classed as a priority.
Clients have the added benefit of not having their property scrutinised by a Local Authority Officer.
Inspections (where available) undertaken at a time to suit the client - many times at short notice and outside normal working hours (additional charges may apply).
Our reports are produced by a former Environmental Health Practitioner who holds the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) qualification and has over 15 years experience of producing accommodation reports for immigration purposes.
**Online application process available throughout the UK**
We are able to produce reports without the need for a site visit - we email you two forms to complete which gather all the information needed to produce your report, which you return together with photos of the property and any other necessary evidence/document copies. You will be required to measure the bedrooms and any other room you wish to use as a 'sleeping room'. Once your report has been completed, you will be emailed a draft copy for checking and then once payment has been received, you will be sent a signed copy via first class post and a signed digital PDF copy via email. The cost of these online reports is £65. We have been using this online process for over two years and work in collaboration with several immigration solicitors across the UK to provide accommodation reports for their clients.
What Will My Immigration Housing Report Include?
The Report will state:
Sponsors details and those of the person(s) seeking entry to the UK;
Details of who owns and who occupies the property at present;
The address and description of the property including bedroom sizes and maximum occupancy levels;
Whether the property is free from Category 1 hazards and poses any H&S risks;
Whether the property would be overcrowded by the addition of the person(s) seeking entry to the UK.
Immigration accommodation reports, also known as Entry Clearance Inspection Reports, Immigration Accommodation Certificates, Immigration Housing Survey Reports or UK Border Agency Inspection Property Reports are required to establish that the proposed applicant, sponsors or those appealing against a refusal for a UK Visa, have suitable accommodation available to them upon arrival in the United Kingdom. Our house inspection reports for spouse visas help you to demonstrate this as part of your application.
Under the UK Immigration Rules for Settlement Visas, applicants are required to show that they meet the accommodation requirements primarily under Settlement Visa Rules. Many applications are refused by the Entry Clearance Officer (Visa Officer) as they fail to meet the accommodation requirements and therefore we strongly urge clients to obtain a property inspection report prior to submitting their application to avoid the risk of refusal.
Our property inspection reports cover the following legal standards set down by UK Legislation:
The Statutory Overcrowding Standard
Overcrowding is defined in Part X, Section 324, 325 and 326 of the Housing Act 1985; the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that there is adequate space in which to live and sleep in and determines whether a property is overcrowded or not depending on the size of the property, the number of rooms and the ages and the gender mix of the persons occupying them. Our property inspection reports for spouse visa applications and immigration purposes includes this vital information.
Housing Act 1985 Part X
Sections 324-326 of the Housing Act 1985 state that a dwelling is overcrowded for the purposes of this part when the number of persons sleeping in the dwelling is such as to contravene:
(a) The standard specified in the section 325 (the room standard),or
(b) The standard specified in the section 326 (the space standard)
Our immigration accommodation reports contain details of the accommodation, number of rooms and sizes of the bedrooms to ensure that your property inspection report meets UKBA requirements.
The Housing Act 2004 (HA2004), HHSRS Crowding and Space hazards
Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a tool to assess the deficiencies of a home in terms of the impact on the occupiers. Properties are assessed for 29 Health and Safety Hazards, one of which is Crowding and Space, under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System. Your immigration accommodation report will contain a declaration that the property is free from category one hazards, thus meeting the above requirement.
If you are looking for a property inspection report for your spouse visa or immigration application, please do not hesitate to contact us! Our property inspection reports cover all the necessary UKBA requirements to help support a successful application.
We undertake immigration property inspections / home surveys for UK Border Agency entry clearance purposes and provide accommodation certificates / home survey immigration reports / UK entry clearance certificates for spouse visa applications, to meet British High Commission and UKBA requirements, across the North West, Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Merseyside areas including: Lancaster and Morecambe, Carnforth, Wyre, Fylde, Blackpool, Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Poulton, Lytham, Preston, Chorley, Leyland, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Accrington, Pendle, Nelson, Colne, Barnoldswick, Rossendale, Bacup, Ribble Valley, Clitheroe, Burnley, Carlisle, Allerdale, Keswick, Eden, Penrith, Copeland, South Lakeland, Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale, Barrow, Ulverston, Rochdale, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Bolton, Wigan, Warrington, Liverpool, Southport, Ormskirk, St. Helens, Leigh, Chester, Birkenhead, Widnes and everywhere in between! Where a property lies outside of these areas, we offer an online service - please contact us for further details.