UK Entry Clearance Inspections (London & throughout the UK)


Accommodation Report for Immigration ​UK Visa, Property Inspection Reports also known as Entry Clearance Inspection Reports, Immigration Accommodation Reports, UKBA Property Reports, Home Survey Reports for Immigration, Immigration inspections, Immigration accommodation Certificates, Property Inspection Reports and Entry Clearance Certificates or Immigration Housing Inspections for UK Entry Clearance compliant to the Home Office. 

HAD are experts in preparing housing condition reports in support of entry clearance applications for Settlement Visas and Family Visit Visas. Border entry require a QUALIFIED body to carry out these inspections. 

 Our Immigration inspections for UK entry clearance have a 100% record of being accepted by British High Commissions and the UK Home Office. In recent times these reports are becoming more important as many applications are refused by Entry Clearance Officer as they fail to meet the requirements.   


HAD offer the following services:

  • Qualified Surveyors carry out the inspection
  • Certificate issued within 3 working days
  • Customer focused service, including evening and weekend appointments
  • Clear judgements on key housing issues, including Statutory Overcrowding
  • Accepted by British High Commissions and the UK Home Office
  • We can also produce floor plans to support the application.


HAD have years of experience in preparing immigration accommodation inspection reports to satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency for Entry Clearance into the UK. Unlike other independent property inspection providers, HAD are qualified building and property experts and prepare accommodation reports 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.

I need an urgent report, can HAD help?

Sometimes sponsors/applicants require accommodation reports for immigration purposes within 24/48 hours. Please contact us on 01282 451428 (Monday-Friday 9:30-4:30pm) or 07786 391688 (Out of office hours) email: 

What needs to be within a Report?

As part of the UK Entry Clearance requirements, the UK Border Agency requires an assessment of the intended accommodation prior to arrival to the UK. Such an assessment should be undertaken by a qualified body and a report/certificate is issued to indicate if the property will become overcrowded within the definition of the Housing Act 1985 and will not contravene public health regulations. The following are mandatory requirements and are within our reports: 



Sections 324-326 of the housing act 1985 state that a dwelling is overcrowded for the purposes of this part when the number of persons sleeping in the dwelling is such as to contravene:

(a)     The standard specified in the section 325 (the room standard),or

(b)     The standard specified in the section 326 (the space standard)




Section 604 in part XVIII of The Housing Act 1985 sets out criterion in respect of determining whether a property is fit for human habitation.




Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) is a tool to assess the deficiencies of a home in terms of the impact on the occupiers. Properties are assessed for 29 Health and Safety Hazards, one of which is Crowding and Space, under the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.



Overcrowding is defined in part X section 324, 325 and 326 of the Housing Act 1985, the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that there is adequate space in which to live and sleep in.

Determining whether a property is overcrowded or not depending on the size of the property, the number of rooms and the ages and the gender mix of the persons occupying them. 

HAD are building and property experts, we satisfy the UK Border Agency’s requirements as a qualified body to prepare a comprehensive report confirming the status of the proposed accommodation’s housing standards.


Practitioner’s Qualifications:

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

Bsc (Hons) ARCH – Specialist in the Science of Arch

FDA Interior & AT

What happens if I need another copy of my Report?

If a replacement letter, amendments or an additional letter is needed, HAD will provide you with an additional/replacement copy for a fee of £15 (which will be sent by Royal Mail First Class Delivery). It is worth noting that the letter will not be re-dated, and will be a copy of the original letter issued. If a re-dated letter is needed, this will require a new application for a report. Please note that the UK Border Agency will not accept reports that are greater than 12 weeks old.

Do you offer any discounts?

Multiple inspections in the same geographical area and from the same company/individual can be discounted.

Payment Methods

We take payments via BACS, CHAPS, Cash and Cheque (£15 admin fee when paying by cheque)  

Which areas of the UK are covered?

We can carry out inspections throughout England and Wales, including London, Manchester, Lancashire, Yorkshire areas. Please contact us to discuss a quotation.

 What happens if my property does not meet the housing standards?

Having identified the hazard, the inspector can then calculate the seriousness of the hazard-the likelihood of anything happening 

as a result of being exposed to the hazard and the likely outcome of that exposure. From this calculation the seriousness of the 

hazard is placed in a priority band with the highest being band A and the lowest being band J. A hazard falling into bands A to C

 are placed in Category 1 and the remainder in Category 2.

If the dwelling does not meet the requirements of the UK Border Agency, HADwill issue a report for ‘unsatisfactory’ housing conditions for the purposes of Entry Clearance into the UK. Within the unsatisfactory report, we will inform the applicant/sponsor of the reasons why an unsatisfactory accommodation report has been issued.  If the matters arising, noted within the unsatisfactory report are resolved, we will re-inspect the property.