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Property Lawyer

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Per Annum


As a leading Housing Association, driven by our social purpose, Sovereign is committed to developing great homes and communities, with our residents at the heart of everything we do.

Due to our ambitious growth plans, we have an exciting opportunity for a Property Lawyer (Home Ownership) to join our In-House Legal team in our new head office in Basingstoke. We're all working from home right now, but when we do start safely returning to the office, we are happy to explore flexible working options with you.

This role offers a unique balance of being able to provide legal advice to support the Corporate Plan of a FTSE 250 equivalent company, with the satisfaction of doing something that really matters, and helping make a real difference to people's lives and communities.

As a Property Lawyer, you'll support the Legal Business Partner and Head of Legal Services - External in providing legal advice in the specialist area of social housing plot sales, liaising with the Development Sales team and assisting with instructing our panel solicitors. You'll also take responsibility for the management and leadership of the Legal Administrator (Home Ownership).

This is a busy and varied role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing all relevant instructions and guidelines to the panel solicitors for the efficient commencement of site set up and plot sales
  • Collation of relevant title and planning history in connection with a site that is being built out in order to provide to panel solicitors on instruction
  • Working with plan providers, the Development team and panel solicitors for the preparation of a site plan divided into plots
  • Working with panel solicitors on precedent leases and contracts and updates for shared ownership sales

We are looking for:

  • 1 year+ PQE or other relevant practical experience - gained from working within a legal firm or similar In-House environment and ideally have experience of dealing with large estates or property portfolios in either the public or private sector
  • A Property Law background, ideally with knowledge and experience of shared ownership lease plot sales or sales of any new residential properties
  • Confidence and experience in managing and negotiating complex legal matters with a sound strategic thought process
  • An ability to see the bigger picture, being proactive and helping drive our company values and corporate plan
  • An engaging, confident and enthusiastic approach which allows you to communicateeffectively at all levels

This is a great opportunity to join Sovereign as we progress through an exciting period of change. The team has a relaxed, flexible, supportive, collaborative, and forward-thinking culture. If you're looking for a new legal opportunity in a positive team and sector-leadingorganisation who champion your wellbeing and development, then we'd love to hear from you!

  • Minimum Salary: £35,000
  • Maximum Salary : £38,000
  • Salary Type: Per Annum
  • Job Type: Permanent

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Basingstoke, England, Hampshire, RG21, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  15406629
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  26/08/2020, 02:51
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