Sales & Home Ownership Paralegal

Location
England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
Salary
£22000 - £26000 per annum + Good Package
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
16 Sep 2019
Ref
RMC54675
Contact
Ryan McNamara
Position
Paralegal
Hours
Full time
Contract type
Permanent

A national firm with a strong reputation for its property and real estate offering is looking for a conveyancing paralegal to join their property team.

This is an opportunity for an experienced conveyancing paralegal to join a large national team and be based in the Manchester city centre office, and the position will involve assisting a solicitor on property sales and purchase files. The position comes with plenty of opportunities to progress as well as to really develop your own knowledge and understanding.

Main Duties

* Assisting on residential conveyancing matters;
* Providing excellent and timely client service;
* Building and maintaining effective client relationships;
* Advising private developers and registered providers on the sale of new build properties;
* Advising registered providers on shared ownership schemes including staircasing transactions and Deeds of Variations;
* Advising registered providers on right to buy and right to acquire sales;
* Conduct of files;
* Assisting members of the team on a wide range of property matters;
* Advising on leasehold management matters;
* Building and maintaining effective client relationships;
* Ensuring files are managed in compliance with the firm's Lexcel procedures;

What you'll need:

The firm operates a paralegal career structure which sets out the competencies we expect of those at this level, and beyond. In particular, for this role we require:

* Proven ability to take on responsibility and manage files, independently where appropriate;
* Strong client focus and a commitment to service delivery; and
* Drive and enthusiasm;
* Flexibility and a can do attitude;
* Ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines;
* Good communication skills both oral and written;
* A strong team player;
* Extensive IT abilities;
* A positive and proactive attitude;
* Flexibility and commitment;
* An ability to operate with minimum supervision;
* Drive and enthusiasm;
* A willingness to learn;
* Flexible and willing to go the extra mile;
* Strong attention to detail with a methodical and logical approach;
* Common sense.
* Excellent academic record;
* The role would suit a candidate with some property experience or paralegal experience;
* Prior experience in real estate work in private practice, ideally with experience of development
* matters, is beneficial;
* Good team player;
* Experience of handling conveyancing matters is essential;
* A willingness to develop conveyancing knowledge;
* A willingness to develop general property law knowledge.

Please contact Ryan McNamara, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.

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