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Residential Development Solicitor

£47000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
22 Jun 2021

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A leading first rate law firm with offices throughout the North of England are seeking an ambitious Housing Solicitor with upwards of 4 years PQE to join their Leeds office. This firm have continued to perform really well over the last 12months in many sectors. As a result of their unrivalled relationships with Housebuilders they are looking to expand their sizeable Housing department in Leeds and would love to hear from property lawyers with the relevant experience!

This is a unique opportunity to be able to act on behalf of national and regional housebuilders but also work with landowners and public authorities on a range of social housing and residential development regeneration projects. This opportunity therefore will give your career great exposure to a full range of top quality Housing matters.

The Role

  • Comprising of Partners, Directors and Associates, the stellar housing team will support and mentor you whilst you complement them in achieving team goals developing and expanding the work on offer within this housing department to residential developers.
  • Working on behalf of impressive regional and national clients, you will benefit from a hugely diverse workload from site acquisitions, developments and disposals carrying out due diligence and reporting. You will be adept at drafting reports, contracts, options, building leases, promotion agreements, transfers and overage agreements, as well as post acquisition matters i.e. preparing for the sale of completed residences.

The Ideal Candidate

  • With excellent career prospects on offer within the housing department, you will be team driven as well as client focused, looking after their best interests in the most effective and agile way is paramount.
  • Naturally you will have a strong background in another Housing or Residential Conveyancing department. Strong housebuilder experience is highly desired and exposure to plot sales and new build matters is favorable.
  • Apart from your excellent technical skills, you must be adept at organising your time in the most impactful way, especially when faced with challenging timescales, consistently ensuring that the quality of advice and service you deliver is second to none. Our client has the unrivalled and excellent relationships they do with Housebuilder clients as a result of their efficiency and high standards of service. They therefore a Housing Solicitor who will join the team and fit into this model of excellent service.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this Housing Solicitor role in Leeds or would like to hear more about it, please contact Rachael Mann at Sacco Mann on 0113 245 338 or ask to speak to another member of the team. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who would be suitable for this role then please let them or us know as we offer a reward for successful referrals. For full terms please see our website.


Sacco Mann are specialist Legal Recruiters recognised as regional experts with a genuine interest in, as well as knowledge of, their marketplace. We are renowned for giving clear and straightforward career advice and true quality of service.

We have thirteen experienced consultants focussing on legal recruitment, encompassing the Commercial, General Practice, Public Sector and In House positions, both permanent and locum. In addition two consultants specialise within the Patents and Trademarks sector.

We feel that much of our success has been due to the fact that we:

- try to accurately guage and understand what both candidates and clients require and indeed that which they are able to offer and then bring the two together
- have a demonstrable knowledge of the marketplace. Fundamentally what you need is not merely someone who can post your CV to a practice, but someone whose strength of contacts within the firms can add value, ensuring that you are given proper consideration
- discuss each role with you thoroughly and get prior clearance before a CV is submitted. This is an extremely important for protecting confidentiality and avoiding duplication
- brief you fully prior to any interviews, ensuring that you know what the role entails and how the interview will be run. We also give you honest interview feedback - if you don't do very well in an interview you can always learn from the experience
- are accessible and return your calls

Why use Sacco Mann?

Principally because we believe that the points outlined above are fundamental. We enjoy recruitment, and we are good at it, because we genuinely enjoy assisting people make positive career moves. We don't shuffle paper because we know our marketplace and are therefore in a position to give reliable, knowledgeable and practical advice.

The vast majority of our applicants and clients are at pains to thank us for the advice and service that we provide and we believe the high level of referral business is a direct result of the fact that lawyers value our input.

  • Leeds Tel: 0113 245 3338
  • Manchester Tel: 0161 831 6890
  • Midlands Tel: 0845 241 5644
  • London Tel: 203 440 5628
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