Updates from UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) - International Students House

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T: 020 3633 0810 (Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm)

M: 07786 391688 (Message out of hours)

Email:  hello@hussaindesigns.co.uk

HAD are experts in preparing housing assessment 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 housing assessment 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 & CO are an award winning company with offices throughout the UK, we are the leading providers of UK Property Inspection Reports for UK Settlement, Spouse, Marriage, Fiancée and Partner Visa Applications. Our fully qualified surveyors (all qualifications and registration numbers included on the certificate) have a  duty under the Housing Act 2004 to take action in respect of Category 1 hazards and we may take action in respect of Category 2 hazards which can include any of the following:

  • Fire Safety
  • Health and Safety
  • Overcrowding
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Excess Cold
  • Personal Hygiene, Sanitation & Drainage
  • Excess Heat
  • Crowding & Space
  • Water supply
  • Hot surfaces
  • Entry by Intruders
  • Falls associated with baths/showers
  • Collision & Entrapment
  • Lighting
  • Falls on the level
  • Noise
  • Falls associated with steps & stairs
  • Position & Operability of amenities
  • Domestic Hygiene, Pests & Refuse
  • Falls between levels
Are we qualified to carry out the housing assessment report 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 assessment report 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


What do our housing assessment reports cover?

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

Our detailed immigration housing assessment report 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 much are housing assessment reports in Camden, London?

Housing assessment reports in this area are £65.00, please send your details in the below form for a full professional quotation. 


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

 We are the UK’s leading providers of UKVI housing assessment reports. 

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.

How long does the housing assessment report last?

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

Can you back date the housing assessment report?

No, the housing assessment report 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 or bring them, with any supporting documents

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