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Plot Sales Technical Lead

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Job Introduction

We are recruiting for a Plot Sales Technical Lead with experience of conveyancing to assist with our busy plot sales team.

The plot sales team is a market leading, highly rated, innovative team dealing with the sale of new build properties for a range of high profile and dynamic clients.

The team deals with a wide range of sales  for private housebuilders, registered providers in the social housing sector, housing associations and local authorities. As well as market sales it deals with shared ownership sales and shared equity.

We are looking for a qualified legal executive or solicitor with technical experience in residential conveyancing to work alongside our plot sales manager who manages day to day delivery of the sales. The team currently comprises 6 fee earners dealing with sales with some support staff and is looking to expand. 

In return we will invest in you. We want you to be successful. You will manage your own matters ensuring your experience is varied and broad. Through our national service lines you will work with notable clients and become a sector specialist. You will receive bespoke training throughout your career ensuring you have the technical and commercial skills to build an effective and successful practice.

Role Responsibility

Once you are in the role of Plot Sales Technical Lead you will deliver the following:

Preparation of online legal packs for sales which includes drafting legal documents for sales packages sale contracts; leases; shared ownership leases; transfers for shared ownership sales and private sales. In many cases this will be using existing precedent documents.
Reviewing  legal titles of schemes addressing any title issues that need resolving prior to sales and preparing any necessary documentation to meet requirements imposed by restrictions
Prepare a General Information sheet to address any potential purchasers’ enquiries
Assist the plot sales team with solicitors’ enquiries raised during the sale process
Liaison with funders for any schemes with regard to consents to dispose of units or approval for plot sale documentation
Deal with post completion queries raised by buyer’s solicitors in relation to Land Registry requisitions
Oversee the preparation of land registry compliant sale plans for Estate Plan approval and deal with Estate Plan approval for individual schemes
Your role will include working closely alongside our fee earners working on the acquisition of land for the development of new build housing both in the private sector and social housing sector to ensure the most efficient delivery of future plot sales.
In your role you will be dealing directly with our developer clients ensuring that they business requirements are met particularly in relation to the timeline for the setting up of new schemes for sale.

The Ideal Candidate

Our employees are talented people, distinguished by technical excellence, with a willingness to embrace team working and a passion for client service. You will be able to demonstrate a similar supportive, flexible and driven ethos and will have accumulated the following experience and skills:
  • Transactional experience of residential conveyancing acting for both buyers and sellers. 
  • Experience of real estate issues arising in connection with the development of housing and the sale of new build properties
  • Experience in the drafting of contracts, transfers and leases for new build properties. Experience in the drafting of shared ownership leases is desirable, but not essential
  •  Experience in dealing with the requirements of the UK Finance Mortgage Lenders Handbook for Conveyancers 
  • Experience of dealing with mortgages in the context of residential conveyancing including the discharge of mortgages and obtaining consent to deal with land affected by mortgages.
  • Good eye for detail.
  • Ability to work with case management systems
  • Ability to juggle a busy and varied workload.
  • High standards of client service essential.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Good IT skills.
  • Enthusiastic & team approach to working.
  • A desire to learn and develop legal skills in the area of development, housing and plot sales

Package Description

We value our employees highly and we want you to feel valued. You will receive a competitive basic salary with an annual pay review.  As a fee earner if you exceed your targets you will receive a generous annual bonus. You will also have access to an extensive range of benefits via our flexible benefits scheme including 25 days holiday (which will increase to 30 days based upon length of service) and private medical insurance.

About the Firm

We’re an ambitious UK law firm built around the needs of our high profile clients. With over 1000 employees and 100 partners across our six UK offices, we’ve grown considerably in the last three years – and so have our revenues. Open-minded? Definitively. Forward-focused? Absolutely. An energetic firm with an entrepreneurial, collaborative culture, we’re always looking to recruit highly talented individuals with the drive to succeed.

TLT has been awarded the ‘Best Law Firm for Partner Approachability 2021’ from the recent Legal Cheek Awards.

So if you’re dynamic, determined and looking for a firm where you can develop your skills, join us and we’ll give you everything you need to thrive.


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