Accommodation Certificates - Immigration Inspections

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.

Contact details

Housing Renewal Team
Environmental Health
Call: 0115 931 6060

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