Certificate That Rent Statement Part of Business Records

Section 9, Civil Evidence Act 1995 provides that the records of a business (which includes a rent statement) may be given as evidence in court "without further proof".

A document shall be taken to form part of the records of a business if there is produced to the court a certificate to that effect signed by an officer of the business [s.9(2)].

Here is a suggested certificate for members' benefit, which may be downloaded in word format. The certificate should be signed and attached to the court bundle before commencing proceedings. If proceedings have already been initiated, the certificate should be taken in on the day of the hearing.

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