We recently took on a new client whose previous SEO company had partaken in some dodgy link building tactics.
They appear to have done some blog comment spam, very poorly.
The situation we are now in is this:
We have a site with an internal page deemed more important than the homepage (the homepage has 60 linking root domains and the internal page 879). It looks as though the previous SEO company submitted a disavow request, there's a message in Webmaster Tools from a few weeks back saying it had been received, but no further correspondence.
I have doubts as to whether this disavow request was done correctly... Plus I'm not sure that Google has issued the site a warning yet as they are ranking position one for the keywords on the internal page.
Our clients want us to handle this in the correct manner, whether it be to simply ignore it and wait for Google to send a warning about the links, remove the offending internal page and leave a 404, or try to disavow the links that Google doesn't know about yet from 800+ websites.
Suggestions for the best practice for dealing with this situation?