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Legal Counsel - Property / Housing

Location: CITY OF LONDON, LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 60,000-70,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum
Sector: Legal Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: N/A
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-525820

Reed Legal working with a specialist residential property asset management company.

The client is seeking a qualified lawyer experienced in residential property and Landlord & Tenant work to join its In-House Lawyers team on a fixed term maternity cover contract.

This is a great opportunity for a residential property lawyer to work in-house with one of the UK’s largest specialist freehold asset management companies and take on a broader in-house legal role including exposure to compliance and other corporate governance and commercial matters.

Key experience needed:

  • Fully qualified Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive entitled to practise in England & Wales
  • Demonstrable post-qualification experience of substantial non-contentious residential and commercial property, enfranchisement, conveyancing and general property transactional work either in private practice or gained in[1]house
  • A wide knowledge of Landlord & Tenant legislation, and legal issues relevant to ground rent and residential long leasehold interests
  • A proven ability to handle a substantial caseload and work with minimal supervision
  • Experience within or a good knowledge of the residential property sector, and property industry generally
  • Experience of ground rent portfolio acquisitions, developer plot sales, planning and construction matters
  • Previous in-house experience, particularly within the property industry with other Ground Rent Managers, Property Managers or House Builders/Developers
  • Experience in dealing with and instructing external Counsel, solicitors, and surveyors

You will be joining a small and friendly colligate team of In-House Lawyers team comprising of the Head of Legal and two experienced property solicitors (In-House Counsel), a construction solicitor (joining June 2021), a paralegal and an administrator.

The role is based in central London, offering hybrid working with a mixture of remote and office-based work. The contract duration is 9 months with a preferred start date of 5th July 2021. Remuneration from £60,000 - £70,000 (FTE) dependant on experience.

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