Room sizes, amenities and property standards

  • A 0.5 person is classed as a child of the ages of 1-10 years; after age of 10 the child becomes 1 person in the calculation.

  • Babies can share with their parents if under 1 year old.

  • Children of opposite sex can only share a bedroom up to the age of 10 years old.

  • Children cannot share a bedroom with an adult apart from the biological Mother or Father.

  • Siblings aged over 10 years cannot share a bedroom with another of the opposite sex who is under 10 years old.

 

The room standard is as follows:

  • Number of rooms = 1 then number of people/persons = 2

  • Number of rooms = 2 then number of people/persons = 3

  • Number of rooms = 3 then number of people/persons = 5

  • Number of rooms = 4 then number of people/persons = 7.5

  • Number of rooms = 5 or more then number of people/persons = 2 for each room

In addition to the above, the following basic standards apply:

  • There must be at least one toilet and wash hand basin for every five inhabitants.

  • There must be a fully functional kitchen (e.g. stoves, oven and hot and cold running water into a sink) that can support both the current and proposed number of occupants.

  • There must be a fixed heating system in the property (e.g. heating in every habitable room).

  • The property must be in a good state of repair with no serious defects (e.g. electrics, plumbing, roof, gutters, doors, windows etc.).

FLOOR AREA

10.23m/sq +

The permitted

number of people is

2

FLOOR AREA

8.7-10.23m/sq

The permitted

number of people is

1.5

FLOOR AREA

6.51-8.73m/sq

The permitted

number of people is

1

FLOOR AREA

4.65-6.51m/sq

The permitted

number of people is

0.5

IF LESS THAN

4.65m/sq

The permitted

number of people is

0

The bedroom sizes are a very important part of the UK Entry Clearance process.  You must make sure that you follow the guidance below to aid a successful application.  Please check the bedroom sizes before submitting the application as refunds are not provided if the property does not meet the statutory requirements. 

The room sizes are as follows:

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