Housing

Immigration inspections

Immigration inspections

You can apply for an 'immigration inspection' if you are the sponsor of the person(s) coming to the UK. Our assessment:

  • looks at the number of rooms and occupants of the proposed accommodation
  • ensures the property is safe, in a good state of repair and doesn't pose a health and safety risk
  • checks whether the property would become overcrowded if more people move in

Following an inspection, we'll provide a report which is valid for 12 weeks.

Arranging an immigration inspection

An immigration inspection and report costs £180.00 (inc VAT) - you need to pay this fee before you can arrange a date and time for the inspection. You can:

  • pay by telephone - contact our Corporate Finance Team on tel: 01904 551146 or tel: 01904 551145 and have your payment card details ready; quote 'JA221/61210'
  • pay in person - visit our Customer Centre. Please note that we can only accept card payments (terms and conditions apply) or cheques payable to 'City of York Council'; we do not accept cash.

Once you have made the payment, contact our Housing Standards and Adaptations Team to arrange an inspection.

Also see

Housing Standards and Adaptations

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 552300