The Runaway Contract

In a recent negotiation, a close friend was concerned about a request from an insurance company to provide evidence of a property lease.  He had earlier submitted a claim for damages to his property and under the insurance policy he was able to claim for lost rent as the property was uninhabitable during the repair process. After several weeks of emails and papers going back and forth including proof of lost rental via receipts, the insurance company finally asked for a copy of the lease agreement. My close friend did not have a signed lease between the parties as the property rental was to people he knew and could trust.

The insurance company indicated without a copy of the original lease agreement, they were unable to process the claim for lost rental. He feared his claim would not be processed. So how to fix this administrative error?

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