Resales & Legal Officer

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Legal - Legal
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference

Our client, a housing organisation whose goals are to deliver better repairs, safer homes, and ensure their homes are secure, warm and dry for their residents are currently recruiting for a Resales & Legal Officer to support Leasehold Services and leaseholders by managing legal enquiries relating to the conveyancing of legal titles.

  • Location: Hammersmith

  • Pay: £29,823 per annum, raising to £33,137 after 6 months

  • Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, 35 hours per week

  • Duration: Fixed Term until 04/12/2020

  • Start Date: ASAP

PLEASE NOTE: You must be available on the 2nd March for interview and assessment

Role accountabilities:

  • Provide reasonable administrative support to the Resales and Legal Advisors, including with resales administrative activities such as contacting customers, arranging viewings, data entry, sending mail outs etc.

  • Responsible for processing all staircasing, Right to buy (RTB) and Right to Acquire (RTA) transactions

  • Process the assignments, consents and queries relating to divorce, marriage, death, joint to sole ownership, sole to joint ownership etc

  • Undertake projects such as information being added to our systems, reviewing our fees in line with other providers, sending mail outs advertising lease extensions to blocks etc.

  • Ensure new accounts are set-up on our systems, including where necessary the liaison with other stakeholders and teams, and that leasehold front-line officers are instructed to issue Welcome Packs

  • Responsible for all amendments to existing accounts.

  • Liaise with lessees and leasehold front-line officers to provide information about amendments

  • Process lease extension requests in a timely and efficient manner

  • Actively promote and provide information on enfranchisement, including the processing of related applications, and all relevant liaison.

  • Actively promote and provide information on loft conversions, as well as processing related applications.

  • Act as the sole point of contact for the families of deceased lessees.

Essential knowledge, experience and skills

  • An understanding of leasehold tenure and the various home ownership schemes in which housing associations are involved.

  • Experience dealing with sensitive legal or administrative issues in a housing environment.

  • An understanding of the legal conveyancing and processes related to the granting and assigning of leasehold titles

  • Experience of processing staircasing transactions and/or supporting resales

  • Excellent PC skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Good verbal and writing skills.

If this is the role for you, then apply today! Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Adecco is an equal opportunities provider.

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Please apply with your CV to: Libby Cella