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Old 23rd February 2016, 01:26 PM
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Hi there
I've searched through the forum but cant seem to find anything answering this specific issue.

I'm just putting together all the paper work to apply for a fiancee visa but was hoping for some help with regards to the housing inspection.

I know that i will need to supply a property inspection report as I am renting in a shared house.

I've contacted my local council who can carry out the report but from my understanding they go over and above the requirements that are needed for the visa application!!!

In addition to the size of property and number of occupants they will also check if the house meets HMO regulations before issuing a satisfactory report!

The house has 5 bedrooms with 3 people currently live there, 4 in total when my fiancee arrives. There will be no more than 4 people ever living in the house at once, so overcrowding is not an issue.

The council requires the house to meet HMO regulations before issuing the report. With regards to HMO the house has hardwired, interlinked smoke alarms installed but there are no fire doors which will be an issue for HMO regulations.

As the council requirements for issuing the report are over and above those needed for the visa I've been forced to try a private inspector.

It's been quite difficult to find anyone in the local area who actually issues or understands what needs to be included within the report.

Those who do understand have given a wide range of quoted prices!

I have also seen some online services mentioned as well, are these recommended?

My main concern is, can anyone confirm if those issuing the report need to have certain qualifications or be part of a specific regulating body?

I don't want the application to fail on the basis that the report has been issued by someone who is not qualified.

Any advise would be much appreciated.

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