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    Lease Management Paralegal

    London | Michael Page Legal

    Job Details
    Category: Real Estate & Property
    Posted 3 days ago

    Under supervision of the Lease Management manager, handling and processing formal lease extensions and freehold purchase claims, liaising with clients and valuers, drafting of transfer documents, answering legal queries and dealing with miscellaneous property issues.

    Client Details

    Asset management company

    Description

    1. Management of own caseload (under supervision - appropriate to experience) of lease extension matters, liaising with homeowners, solicitors, valuers and other third parties to include negotiating terms for both lease extensions and collective enfranchisement
    2. Adhering to internal procedures for Lease Management matters, including updating and checking property management system data, updating other departments where necessary and dealing with queries and enquires referred by other members of staff and responding to external third parties as appropriate
    3. Reading leases, deeds and other property title documents and miscellaneous documents, identifying key provisions and analysing title structures
    4. Reporting to Lease management manager as to progress of transactions and taking instructions from Legal, Lease management (or other nominated supervisor) regarding conduct of individual matters, compliance with case deadlines and other work requirements carefully and protecting the interests of the Company at all times
    5. Communicating on the phone on a daily basis mainly with conveyancing lawyers on a range of issues but also with leaseholders and valuers. Providing high-standard customer service to leaseholder and their representatives on the phone or in writing.
    6. Legal research using online practice resources, in-house library or
    7. Reviewing and extracting information from various sources including leases and HM Land Registry.
    8. Reading leases, deeds and other property title documents and miscellaneous documents, identifying key provisions and analysing title structures. Interpret aspects of lease information and input accurately onto the database, working to tight
    9. Recommend action following review of legal documentation including leases and titles
    10. Producing standard and bespoke correspondence in response to lawyers and leaseholders on a daily basis, via email and by letter or fax (as appropriate)
    11. Drafting and reviewing transfer documents and agreements in use throughout the Company, advising on procedures and policies as may be required
    12. Making recommendations for improvements in order to streamline department
    13. Assisting the department manager and colleagues to ensure key projects are delivered within a planned timeframe, working to tight deadlines

    Profile

    Skills and knowledge: essential

    • Law Graduate, or equivalent academic qualifications with experience in property law/conveyancing
    • High degree of integrity and reliability
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, good organisation skills, and able to work within a team
    • Computer literate: intermediate use of Word and Excel
    • Good drafting skills and an effective communicator

    Skills and knowledge: desirable

    • An understanding and/or up to date practical experience of conveyancing procedures
    • An understanding and/or up to date practical experience of dealing with Section 42 Notices for lease extension
    • Previous in-house experience, especially within the property industry
    • Interest in legal property related research and a desire to acquire new skills and qualifications

    Job Offer

    Permanent role, hybrid working and a competitive salary.

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