What is an Accommodation Report for UK Visa application?
What is an accommodation report?
Immigration accommodation report is an independent report to establish that the property will not be overcrowded after applicant arrival and that it is suitable for living under the Housing Act.
The Immigration Accommodation Report can be used for a Spouse visa, Marriage Visitor visa, Fiancé / Fiancée Visa, Family visas (apply, extend or switch), Visit visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), Visa extension, UK Partner Visa (husband, wife, civil partner, unmarried or same-sex partners), Dependent Visa and any type of visa where you need to provide the evidence of adequate accommodation.
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.
The accommodation report will confirm that the property -
- Fit for human habitation and meets health and safety criteria under the Housing Act 1985 (as amended).
- Is not statutorily overcrowded under the Housing Act 1985, and will have sufficient space to accommodate both the current occupiers and the applicant.
- Is free from Category 1 and 2 Hazards in Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) given under the Housing Act 2004.
- Is in a reasonable state of repair.
- Is free from conditions that may present a public health nuisance.
- Other relevant comments based on property condition and applicant’s circumstances.