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FAQ's

The below FAQ's relate only to our Immigration Accommodation Report service. Any questions on our Acoustic services or Independent damp, timber and mould surveys, please contact Healthyabode's office direct. 

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Healthyabode has prepared immigration accommodation inspection reports to satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency for Entry Clearance into the UK since 2004. 
Unlike some other companies, Healthabode prepares accommodation reports for immigration purposes and ensures that the inspection takes account of the Housing Act 2004: Housing Health and Safety Rating System

We ensure a fast turnaround of reports and can send these to you either by post, E-mail or both. We aim to have the report written and sent within 24hours of inspection.

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Increasingly UK Border Agency Entry Clearance Officers require confirmation that the intended accommodation is habitable, and whether the property would become statutorily overcrowded by any additional person(s) proposing to live there.

Entry clearance guidelines issued by the UK Border Agency extend to the Immigration Rules covering fiancé(e)s, spouses/civil partners/unmarried partners/same-sex partners and dependants, in addition to those persons coming to the UK from outside of the EU for temporary purposes. The change in procedures at the UK Border Agency now make having a immigration accommodation report a strong recommendation.

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Healthyabode can take payment via cheque, cash or BACS to suit your needs.

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Simply give us a call at Healthyabode, we’re happy to chat through requirements with you. Alternatively drop us a line by E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We work hours to suit clients working needs and our fast track service can see a report with you within 24hrs.

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Our E-mail is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Our London landline is 0203 371 9801

Our Essex landline is 01245 206 250 

Our surveyors mobile is 07766 017 154 

Our website is www.healthyabode.co.uk

So please, contact us, we’re friendly, professional and always happy to give advice and help. 

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We certainly can - Healthyabode prides itself on providing a second to none, fast track service. We understand that sponsors/applicants work hard and need accommodation reports for immigration purposes often at short notice. Thats why Healthyabode offers a fast track service at no extra cost, which can see a copy of the report with you within 24hours. Please contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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As part of the UK Entry Clearance requirements, the UK Border Agency may require an assessment of the intended accommodation prior to arrival to the UK. Our reports detail Such an assessment should be undertaken by a suitably qualified body, independent of the applicant/sponsor/appellant certifying that an inspection has been carried out and that a report issued to indicate if the property will become overcrowded within the definition of the Housing Act 1985 and/or will not contravene public health regulations.

Healthyabode satisfy the UK Border Agency’s requirements as independent Environmental Health consultants to prepare a comprehensive report confirming the status of the proposed accommodation.

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Yes - of course. We have been undertaking immigration inspections since 2004 for Housing Associations, Councils and single applicants. We provide immigration accommodation reports for entry clearance purposes. All of our employees have minimum Private Sector Housing, Environmental Protection and Public Health Experience within Local Government. Our director holds a MSc. Environmental Health degree, is a registered Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Enviornmental Health and holds the Housing Health and Safety Rating System V2 qualification. Healthyabode are covered by both Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, so you can be re-assured that a professional service.

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Healthyabode aim to write all reports within 24 to 48hours and send them electronically to you, or if you would prefer by first class post. Therefore you should receive your report within 48hrs.

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Healthyabode offer an immigration accommodation assessment and report from just £150. Cost increases with distance from our office.

We have carried out immigration inspections and produced reports in Essex, London, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Berkshire, Bedfordshire and Devon and Cornwall. We are happy to travel to other counties upon request, so contact us to discuss your location.

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