The accommodation inspection will involve us making various assessments of the property:
1) Is the property free from Category 1 and 2 hazards under the Housing Act 2004?
2) Is the property in a legal state of repair?
3) The property is not overcrowded ( Housing Act 1985, Part X) and has sufficient space to accommodate both the current occupiers and the applicant/s.
4) The property does not present a public health nuisance.
In order for us to carry out the Housing Immigration Report we will need the following information:
1) Name, Sex, Date of Birth, Current address of the applicant
2) Name and address of the sponsor
3) Copy of a Tenancy Agreement or Proof of Ownership of the property
4) Name and Date of Birth of other occupants in the property to be inspected
Eden Sales & Lettings undertake property inspections for immigration purposes. The report aids applications for spouse visas, temporary work permits and settlement and residency within the UK.
Our express service can have a qualified immigration accommodation surveyor at your home within a few days.
Housing Act 2004
The Housing Act 2004 came into force in April 2006, and introduced significant changes to how the private rented residential sector was regulated. The Act introduced a risk based approach to housing, through the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). All properties (both rented and owned) can be inspected under this regime. The inspection seeks to quantify the hazards within a property and give each hazard a score depending on its likelihood to cause harm, the presence of a vulnerable group in the property and the type and use of the property itself. It looks at a total of 29 housing hazards that are assessed, ranging from electrical safety to damp, hygiene and entry by intruders.