The Private Sector Housing team offer an immigration inspection service
Any foreign national (visa applicant) who is being sponsored by a person to stay in the district can arrange for a Private Sector Housing Officer to carry out the inspection of the accommodation where they and their family will be staying.
There is a £139 (inc VAT) fee for this inspection. The fee must be paid upon request for the inspection.
Once the inspection has been carried out, the applicant's sponsor will receive a letter from the Private Sector Housing Officer detailing the suitability of the accommodation.
If deficiencies are found during the inspection, these will be drawn to the attention of the owner of the property concerned and a letter stating that the accommodation is satisfactory may not be given until the deficiencies are remedied.
For more information on the immigration inspection process or to book an immigration inspection please contact the Private Sector Housing team on 01303 858660.