You have purchased a leasehold interest in a flat. Over time you realise that the common parts have been neglected. What now? How can a leaseholder wrestle control of the management of a building?
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Anastasia joined Bishop & Sewell following the merger with Fisher Meredith in August 2017. She originally joined Fisher Meredith in September 2006 and qualified as a solicitor in May 2009.
Anastasia works in our Dispute Resolution department on a broad range of cases and is regularly instructed by individuals and businesses in connection with sensitive and complicated civil disputes.
Anastasia has worked for clients on a wide variety of County Court and High Court claims including complex contentious probate matters, historic child abuse claims and breaches of contract or trust.
She has also worked on a number of misrepresentation and restitution claims as well as general consumer disputes and professional negligence claims. Anastasia advises generally with regard to insolvency matters, various personal injury claims and building disputes.
In the present case, the Court noted that the provision of a sample of saliva was painless, quick and carried no appreciable risk to the health of the donor of the sample. The evidence of the DNA testing was likely to be very useful indeed to the Court.
Noise nuisance is often an issue that arises between leaseholders causing much upset and, often, sleepless nights. The problem is compounded when neighbours have very different lifestyles.