My friend, a British citizen, owns the house which means he doesn't rent. However, when I was reading the visitor: supporting documents guide on page 8 of 8 (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423699/2015_04_20_Visitor_Supporting_Documents_Guide_-_Final__2__-_CLEAN.pdf), I realize that council tax and utility bills are also on the list of documents that we should not provide unless otherwise requested. I am planning on attaching his bank statement that contains the address of the house written on it.
But still, what document do I need to show for the proof of accommodation?
On a different note, I found this document (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/270197/sup-docs-settlement.pdf) and on reading page 3 of 4 under accommodation details, it includes council tax and utility bills as necessary documents.
How come it seems contradicting or am I miss-reading something?
The form might be old or out of date, but I just want to confirm and be on the safe side.
If I include my friend's bank statement, with address written on it, what more should I include to show proof of address or accommodation?
Also regarding the question Do you have savings, property or other income, for example, from stocks and shares?
In regards to savings, if I have only one current account of which I use for day to day staff, but of course there is sufficient funds for everything - both UK trip and coming back and all.
Is my bank balance the savings amount or do they want to see a real savings bank account where you mainly deposit and deposit only?
It seems to me as if some of these questions are open to more than one interpretation.