Property Lawyer

Oats Recruitment
United Kingdom
08 May 2024
05 Jun 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

OATS Recruitment are currently looking to recruit Property Lawyers to join our client's team in Hastings. This would suit a person with a background of working in a conveyancing environment and with experience running their own caseload.

Key responsibilities of a Property Lawyer

  • You will be responsible for managing a caseload on a day to day basis which includes all aspects of the conveyancing transaction from instruction to completion, registration and closure of the file.
  • Taking instructions, keeping accurate file notes, communicating with clients and 3rd parties, and completing tasks. You will draft legal documents including Standard Precedent Letters, Contract Packs, Title Reports, Exchange and Completion letters, general correspondence, and Land Registry and HMRC forms.
  • Carry out Pre–completion, Land Registry and Conveyancing searches accurately and timely. You will ensure the file is ready for exchange and completion, making sure all the correct and necessary paperwork and funds are in place.
  • Carry out Post Completion work including preparing and sending applications to the Land Registry, Stamp Duty Land Tax submissions, file closures and checking account ledgers.
  • As a Property Lawyer you have a mixed caseload of Freeholds and Leaseholds. You may receive training on more complex matters such shared ownership, unregistered properties, acting for companies, lease variations and extensions, and new builds.

Benefits of being a Property Lawyer

  • We will provide you with the day to day guidance and support of your supervising Conveyancer who will provide essential holiday cover and assist with your on–going career development.
  • We work in pods within our teams which creates a supportive and friendly environment for you to expand your learning and skills and excel in providing a quality legal service.
  • You will work alongside Associates Property Lawyers, other Property Lawyers, Senior Property Lawyers and your Team Manager in an environment where you can actively make a positive contribution to the team.
  • Opportunities for working remotely may be available depending on experience and qualification.
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme.

Skills and experience required to be a Property Lawyer

  • Qualified candidates with a Law Degree, LPC, qualified Licensed Conveyancer, Solicitor or Legal Executive (FCILEX) are preferred but not essential.
  • You will be experienced in managing a conveyancing caseload.
  • Excellent communicator, who can demonstrate good time management, alongside organisational and problem–solving skills. Accuracy and the ability to pay attention to detail is crucial.
  • Self–motivated and able to work alone or as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Case Management Systems and Microsoft Office especially Word, Excel and Outlook is preferred but not essential.

This is a permanent role and chance to join a successful and growing business with a good basic salary on offer along with strong OTE.

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