In a letter to Bob Devey, executive director of the Prudential – copied in to LKP – she says:
“As Mr Jackson’s Member of Parliament, I would like to lend my support to what Sir Peter Bottomley MP, who has a great deal of experience in this area, has already said and I look forward to hearing the result of the urgent legal consultations you refer to in your email below. I can only hope that you can take positive action which results in the best possible outcome for both my constituent and indeed the Prudential itself.
“It has become clear to me, from my involvement in this case, that mistakes have been made by most parties involved at each stage, not least with regard to some basic aspects of court administration. I therefore very much hope that the Prudential can avoid compounding these mistakes by leaving Mr Jackson in a situation where he is left without a home and where the Prudential is effectively left out of pocket.
“Mr Jackson is being assisted by Mr Martin Boyd and Mr Sebastian O’Kelly [of Leasehold Knowledge Partnership], both of whom are copied in, and can I suggest liaising or meeting with them should you need more details about Mr Jackson’s case.
“Once again, I appreciate you giving this your personal and urgent attention.”
The forfeiture – as it stands – would give freeholder Cube Real Estate an £800,000 leasehold property windfall, with the losers being Dennis Jackson to the tune of £625,000 and his mortgage company Prudential at £175,000.