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Right To Buy, issues with proving a tenency from 25 years ago
Hi there, i'm at the offer stage (almost 12 weeks over process times, sigh) and it is a good offer however this offer is missing approx the first 5 years of tenancy. (i've moved a few times since) my current council are now saying it's up to me to prove that i lived at the address i claim. the council i was with no longer hold any housing stock, the big association that bought the stock (in 1995) says it does not have records of tenants from 25 years ago. i'm aware that i can in this situation, sign a statutory declaration . current council has at NO time mentioned this option, and basically said i should accept the offer minus the missing 5 years = 5%= 7k. has anyone had experience of proving a tenancy from so long ago?
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