Golden Estates provides a reporting service so you get a complete package without the stress.

Specialist Reporting

Energy Performance Certificates & Immigration Property Reports

Energy Performance Certificates.

  • EPC (Energy Performance Certificates) are compulsory when you are ready to sell or rent your Residential or Commercial property.
  • An EPC survey will be carried out by a Qualified DEA (Domestic Energy Assessor) and an EPC certificate will be provided to indicate how energy efficient your property is and also ways in which you can make it even more efficient.
  • Your property will be given a grade of between A and G, with A being the highest – i.e most energy-efficient – and G being the lowest. The EPC will list ways to improve your rating, such as installing double glazing or loft/floor/wall insulation and give indicative costs.
  • The introduction of EPC’s was to help improve the rating of your property – the more higher the rating the more attractive it should be to a tenant or buyer, as it indicates lower energy bills.
  • By Law before marketing your property it is a requirement to have a EPC carried out and made available for prospective buyers and tenets. The property should also achieve the minimum rating of an E Grade or above.
  • Golden Estates have an in house qualified DEA Assessor – please contact us immediately and in most circumstances we can produce an EPC within 24-48 hours upon instruction.
  • EPC’s are valid for 10 years. If the property has been let or sold since 1 October 2008 in England and Wales, 31 December 2008 in Northern Ireland or 1 January 2009 in Scotland, it should already have an EPC.

*** Residential EPC’s start from £60.00 + VAT from Golden Estates ***

Immigration Property Reports

A Immigration report is a requirement by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to show there is sufficient room in the property when applying for Spouse, Visitors, Settlement and Indefinite leave to remain in the U.K.

Here at Golden Estates we carry out Immigration Reports. We cover many areas within Birmingham and the wider West Midlands and are able to have these report prepared within 24 hours of inspection.

Property Inspection Reports are also known as Entry Clearance Inspection Reports, Immigration Accommodation Reports or Immigration Housing Survey Reports

Immigration Rules for Visa applicants will require them to show that the accommodation meets the requirements primarily under Settlement Visa Law of the UK. Many applications that are refused by Entry Clearance Officer (UK Visa Officer) as the accommodation does not meet the requirements but we recommend our clients to obtain a UK Visa Inspection report before submitting their application to avoid the risk of refusal. It is a common fact that Visa Officers refuse a Settlement Visa application because the applicant has not provided a Property Inspection Report or has done so without referring to the Sponsor or Visa Applicant for further clarification. It is known that in some cases they can also request that a Property Inspection Report be obtained during the assessment stage of a Settlement Visa awaiting a final decision.

Golden Estates can provide a quality report quickly as we understand your needs as you very little time.

Golden Estates will assess and produce a comprehensive Immigration Property Inspection Report acceptable to the Home Office / UK Visa Section that meets the accommodation requirements under the UK Immigration Rules and Housing Act 1985 and 2004.

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