Head of Property Department

Recruiter
G2 Legal
Location
Leeds
Salary
Competitive + Benefits
Posted
13 Mar 2019
Closes
10 Apr 2019
Ref
305221/3/RA/11
Contact
Rachael Atherton
Sector/Practice Area
Real Estate, Commercial Property
Contract/hours
Permanent
Head of Property Department.
 
A highly regarded Leeds firm is looking for a Solicitor, Cilex or Licensed Conveyancer to head up their Residential and Commercial Property Department. The firm is looking to expand its property department and this is a fantastic opportunity for a highly driven and motivated candidate to head up the expansion.
 
This role creates an opportunity for the right person to grow and make the role their own. The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to work with a team of specialists in their thriving residential and commercial property departments. You will be joining a firm which puts a huge emphasis on providing an excellent service to its clients.

As Head of Property Department, you will be managing a team of fee earners dealing with both residential and commercial property matters from inception to completion.

The successful candidate will possess excellent relationship skills as a result of creating and developing strong working relationships with a wide range of clients and you will be a key part in the business development of the department with an interest in networking and marketing. A client following is preferable but not essential.

Experience
• At least 5+ experience in dealing with both residential and commercial property matters.
• Experience in the CQS application process.
• A proven record of providing excellent service to a wide range of clients.
• Working closely with other members of the team and assist on the more complex matters.
• Experience of managing Residential Conveyancing files from instruction through to completion and post-completion.
• Experience of using case management systems and revising systems.
• Assisting with the setup of a new digital app.
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
• Interaction with other Heads of Departments 
• Involvement with management and monthly board meetings.
 
To be considered for this Head of Property Department role you will have experience of handling residential sale and purchase, leasehold and freehold matters, and unregistered property and an ability to deal with new build properties and shared ownership will be advantageous.
 
Other experience to include:
• Landlord and tenant management - licences to alter/assign/AGA.
• Experience in commercial lending on residential premises including purchasing in a company and BTL portfolios.
• Experienced in re-mortgages.
• Experienced in transfer of equity.
• Experience in commercial acquisitions, sales, leases, licences to assign is essential
• The ability to deal with company purchasers and company property re-finance of residential properties.
• Experience in re-finance of commercial property.
• Knowledge and experience of commercial leases of offices, shops, industrial units.
• Experience in lease extensions.
 
This is a fantastic Leeds-based role, which offers free parking, a good bonus scheme, staff benefits package, pension scheme along with the possibility of Directorship.

Please get in touch with me ASAP to discuss this role. 0113 254 9296.

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