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UK Entry Home Office Inspection

Applying for a visa?

When you apply for a visa you will need to prove to the Home Office that:

  • Your accommodation has been checked;
  • A full home inspection has been carried out;
  • Your home has the required number of rooms;
  • There are no hazards present;
  • You have a valid gas certificate.

Ashford Borough Council’s private sector housing team carry out home inspections.

You can request a home inspection using our online form.

Once you have completed the form and made payment, we will:

  • Arrange a convenient date for the inspection;
  • Check your property;
  • Provide you with the relevant documentation to accompany the visa application.


A UK Entry Home Office Inspections for 2024/2024 costs £155.00 Payment will be taken whilst completing the request form above.

Further information can be found in the Applying for a visa information leaflet including Nepalese translation [pdf] 1822KB. Other language translations are available upon request.

Arranging an inspection

For any other information please email privatesectorhousing@ashford.gov.uk.

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