It’s good that you raise this.
We are not currently under the sword, having successfully rebuffed a major attack. But surely will be again soon.
Yes the two things we all need are access to lawers and surveyors; and the barrier is the cost of these. We need some mechanism whereby resources are pooled at levels affordable to us. Our leases and the charges are largely common, so that there must be enormous savings in pooling. A few of us have shared the cost of a surveyor for our particular estate problems on a one-off basis. It would be good if the services were available on a Camden-wide retainer basis. However I don’t think we can manage to arrange this…..
We have also found it very useful to involve Councillors and of course to work with affected tenants.