The immigration authorities may request a sponsor or applicant to provide evidence of the housing condition of their proposed accommodation to accompany their application.
This evidence must be from an independent body such as a qualified surveyor or an Environmental Health Officer.
The accommodation will be inspected and the officer must confirm that the property:
Is free from Category 1 and 2 Hazards under the Housing Act 2004,
Is in reasonable state of repair, and
Has sufficient space to accommodate both the current occupiers and any additional people who propose to live there.
The following information will be required to support the inspection:
Name, Date of Birth and Passport Number of the person seeking entry to the UK,
Copy of a Tenancy Agreement or Proof of Ownership of the property, and
Name and Date of Birth of other occupants in the property to be inspected
Current Gas Safety Certificate for the property.
Should you wish us to carry out the inspection and produce a report please contact the Housing Renewal Team. Please note that there is a charge for this service.
Housing Renewal Team
Tel: 0115 931 6060