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About us

HAD & CO is a multi-award winning independent architectural practice and have years of experience in preparing immigration housing inspection surveys to satisfy the requirements of the UKVI for Entry Clearance into the UK.  Unlike other independent property inspection providers, HAD are qualified building and property experts and prepare housing inspection surveys for immigration purposes to ensure special care is taken during every step of the report process so that our customers receive only the best service we can offer. When we receive your request, we will immediately set to work, to ensure you receive a fast and professional service. 

What is a housing inspection survey?

A housing inspection survey is a document required by the UK Border Agency (UKVI) to demonstrate to the Entry Clearance Officer that you have obtained an assessment of the proposed accommodation for the applicant.

The housing inspection survey for immigration purposed will be required for all applications for the purpose of settlement.  

Spouses and civil partners;  

Fiancé(e)s and proposed civil partner;

Unmarried and same-sex partners;  

Children; Parents, grandparents and other dependent relatives.

How much are housing inspection surveys in Brighton?

Housing inspection surveys in this area are £65.00, please send your details in the above form for a full professional quotation. 

How long does the survey last?

The report lasts for 3 months from the date it is issued.

Can you back date the report?

No, the survey date cannot change under any circumstances. A new inspection will need to be carried out.

How long will the process take?

From the point of submitting the form or the surveyor visiting the property to receiving the letter should take 3-4 working days for a standard service and 1-2 working days for the fast track.

Can my child share my and my spouses/partner’s room?

Only very young children can, up to the age of 1 year old but they must be the biological or adoptive parent.

Can I use the lounge as a bedroom?

If you have two separate lounges partitioned with a solid wall (Normally 300mil) and individual doors from the hallway you can class one as a bedroom. If there are dividing doors or have a walk through lounge you cannot use it as a bedroom.

When you have completed the form(s) please return them with any supporting documents


UK Entry Clearance requirements are as follows, make sure you follow the guidance bellow to have a successful application.

The room sizes are as follows:

Floor Area M sq (Sq Ft)Permitted Numbers
10.23 (110) or more2
8.37 (90) up to 10.23 (110)1.5
6.51 (70) up to 8.37 (90)1
4.65 (50) to 6.51 (70)0.5
Less than 4.65Nil

 

  • 0.5 a person is classed as a child at the ages of 1 – 10 years, after the age of 10 the child becomes 1 person.
  • Babies can share with their parents if under 1 and are not included for this purpose.
  • Children of opposite sex can only share a bedroom up until the age of 10 years old.
  • Children cannot share a bedroom with an adult apart from the biological Mother and Father.
  • Siblings aged over 10 years cannot share a bedroom with another of the opposite sex who is under 10 years.
  • There must be one toilet and wash hand basin for every 5 inhabitants.
  • You must have a kitchen which is fully functional (e.g. stoves, oven and hot & cold running water into a sink) and can support the inhabitants of the property including the person/ persons coming into the UK.
  • There must be a fixed heating system in the property (e.g. heating in every habitable room).
  • The property must be kept in good order (e.g. no loose slates, no leaking gutters).

Please call one of our advisors for further advice on: 0161 327 2529

What do our housing inspection surveys cover?

Our housing inspection surveys run to 4-5 pages in length and we have been producing accommodation reports for solicitors and local authorities and housing associations for many years and can always provide references if requested. 

Our detailed immigration housing inspection survey includes a detailed property description, room sizes and details on the
Sponsor and Applicant. We cover the following:

1.HOUSING Act 1985 PART X

2.HOUSING ACT 1985, PART XV111 SECTION 604 (FITNESS FOR HUMAN HABITATION)

3.THE HOUSING ACT 2004 (HA2004), HHSRS CROWDING AND SPACE HAZARDS

THE STATUTORY OVERCROWDING STANDARD

Are we qualified to carry out the housing inspection surveys for UK visa purposes?

When an application is made to the British High Commission for Entry Clearance into the United Kingdom, they request that you:

"Obtain an independent assessment of the number of rooms and occupants of the proposed accommodation. A report from a suitably qualified body certifying that a personal inspection has been carried out and giving details of accommodation inspected is usually acceptable for this purpose. Above all, the Entry Clearance officer must be satisfied that the accommodation will not become overcrowded within the definition of the Housing Act 1985 or that it will not contravene public health regulations."

We can confirm that we are an multi-award winning independent architectural surveying practice, we have been carrying out the housing inspection surveys for the home office for many years. 

Practitioner’s Qualifications:

BA(Hons) (M.Arch.), Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology

Bsc (Hons) ARCH, FDA Interior & AT – Specialist in the Science of Arch

Why should I choose to use HAD rather than someone else?

 We are the UK’s leading providers of UKVI housing inspection surveys.

We will guarantee in writing that our report will be accepted  and that we are fully compliant, please give us a call to discuss further. We have a 100% pass rate and more than happy for you to confirm this with the Home office.