We're told this is a question that many of the visa agents we work with are often asked! In general, they respond that when an individual is coming into the UK to live, then if they are from a country outside of the EEC, they have to confirm that they are moving into accommodation that is of a suitable standard, safe from serious health and safety hazards and that will not be made overcrowded by their arrival.
The Entry Clearance Officer's at the Border Agency a department of the Home Office often ask for proof that the property being moved into, is suitable. The British High Commission requests that a suitably qualified person undertakes this work, at Healthyabode, an independent environmental health consultancy, we specialise in providing Immigration accommodation reports.
As such all of our surveyor are environmental health practitioners, environmental health and housing consultants, hold degree's and/or Master's in Environmental Health are certified in the Housing Health & Safety Rating System and are competent to carry out immigration accommodation reports.
The United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) state that applications for a visa to the UK (either as a extended visitor or permanant settlement) from outside the EEC contain evidence of the type of housing and its condition for your proposed accommodation.
As independant Environmental Health surveyors, Healthyabode can inspect the accommodation and provide an Immigration Accommodation report that will fulfill the UKBA Immigration requirements.