Supporting immigration/UK settlement applications

We are able to support a settlement/immigration for UK clearance application, in respect of housing conditions if requested.

As this is not a statutory function there is a charge of £170 for this service.

Upon receipt of an enquiry, a visit will be made to the property and an inspection, in accordance with part 1 of the Housing Act 2004, housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS), carried out.  The property will be assessed for statutory overcrowding in accordance with part X of the Housing Act 1985, based on the proposed occupancy of the property, should the application be successful.

If the property contains no category 1 hazards and would not be statutorily overcrowded, a letter confirming this will be written, addressed to the appropriate British High Commission or Embassy.  Although addressed to the British High Commission or Embassy, the letter will be sent to the client so it can be included in the application package.

If the property contains a category 1 hazard(s) the supporting letter will not be sent until the hazard(s) is/are addressed.  A further visit and re-assessment will then be carried out to confirm works have been completed and the supporting letter will then be sent to the client.

There will not be any further charge for this second visit and subsequent re-assessment.

However if the property would be statutorily overcrowded with the proposed occupancy, we will not be able to support the application.

If you would like more information about this service or would like to book an appointment for a visit, please contact the private sector housing team on 01202 127 900 or email

Page last updated: 03 March 2021
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