are certainly not do it yourself jobs, although there is no legal reason why
you cannot conduct such litigation yourself.
view of the previous successful case, you may be able to get a solicitor to do
this on a no win no fee basis and it is certainly worthwhile ringing around a
few solicitors to see if you can find one that will take it on. You may have to
do make quite a few telephone calls.
is never cheap and you can see that the landlords had to pay £69,000 in legal
costs when they lost.
lost, you could face the same kind of cost.
of everything that I have said above, you might want to speak to whoever
brought the previous case because it would seem logical that the solicitors
that dealt with the previous one could do this on the same basis.
would also be worthwhile speaking to that leaseholder with regard to the fact
that the costs came from the sinking fund because in effect, it means that
leaseholder paid for the cost of his/her own successful litigation!
might be interested in pursuing the sinking fund element.