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What specific ground did you quote for the out of time stat dec? Was it that you hadn't received the documents?
The out of time stat dec is cropped so I can't read it properly.
However, you do seem to have addressed the issue which is why you didn't act in time. The Council are correct basically. There is caselaw that places the onus upon the registered keeper to ensure that he has kept tabs on his post.
That said, most out of time stat decs are refused and accepted upon appeal so it would be worth an appeal. There will be cost and there is inconvenience as you have to go to court but it is often successful.
Can I clarify anything for you?
All you need to cover in an out of time stat dec is why it wasn't done in time.
That is the only ground. In fairness, you did cover that in your original application.
However, sometimes you have to appeal.
You can always just say that they should see attached witness statement but you could summarise it in S10.