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Long Stay Immigration Inspections

Long Stay Immigrants sometimes have to provide certain information before they can enter the country. The information includes housing standards and the possibility of overcrowding.

We do not have a mandatory duty to carry these out.

To ask for a Long Stay Immigration Inspection please follow these steps:

  • contact Private Sector Housing to see if we can offer an inspection
  • send us a copy of the High Commission letter and list of requested information
  • the fee must be paid in advance or we will not take on your request
  • there would be a charge (£175 for the initial inspection and £60 for each subsequent visit)
  • we will then contact the current occupier or landlord to arrange an inspection
  • an inspection will be completed under the Housing Health & Safety Rating System under the Housing Act 2004. Also the Overcrowding Standard within the Housing Act 1985
  • we will then send a summary report of the inspection to the current occupier or landlord (so that this can be forwarded to the High Commission)
  • if anything does not meet standards we will note this in our letters to you. A re-inspection and new letter will be sent when standards have been met. You must pay an additional fee of £60 for each subsequent visit as this covers the cost of the officer time involved

You can then use our letter as proof that the property is suitable.

Page last updated: 28/11/2019