What is a UKBA Immigration housing survey? 

An Immigration housing 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 UKBA Immigration housing survey 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.

About us

HAD & CO is a multi-award winning independent architectural practice and have years of experience in preparing immigration housing 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 UKBA Immigration housing surveys 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. 

Contact us:

T: 0161 327 2529 (Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm)

M: 07786 391688 (Message out of hours)

Email:  hello@hussaindesigns.co.uk

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How much are Immigration housing surveys in Huddersfield? 

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

What do our Immigration housing surveys cover?

Our 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 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

How long does the certificate last?

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

Can you back date the letter?

No, the certificate 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.


What happens when I submit my forms?

  1. A Housing Standards surveyor will contact you to arrange an appointment convenient for yourself.
  2. The Surveyor will attend your property. They will measure the bedroom sizes and have a check the condition of the property for any defects.
  3. The Surveyor will then tell you if the property is suitable for the person to inhabit the property.
  4. Within the next 3-4 working days you will receive your certificate for the Immigration Authorities.

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.