Conveyancing Paralegal

Recruiter
Spot On Recruitment
Location
Gloucestershire
Posted
31 Mar 2019
Closes
05 May 2019
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Conveyancing Paralega

Gloucester

£20k

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paralegal to join an established, traditional law firm with its head office based in Gloucester.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND PURPOSE

A Paralegal in the Private Client New Build Department to assist with the conveyancing of new build homes.

To provide support to the Team Leader and Assistant Conveyancer and in addition the provision of support to other Teams in holiday/sickness absence.

MAIN DUTIES

* To assist with opening new files;

* Checking the client’s Return Pack and identifying the procedures necessary for each individual client i.e. writing to donors, ISAs, identifying related sales, search requirements, SDLT exemptions/higher rates etc.;

* Sending to client the Consumer Code, incentive form and letter with details related to the plan and exchange deadline;

* Ensuring that the transaction complies with Money Laundering requirements;

* Reporting to the client on Help to Buy;

* Assisting the client and developer with any queries either by telephone or email.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

* Opening new files;

* Obtaining appropriate Money Laundering ID searches;

* Assistance with basic telephone calls and taking messages where appropriate;

* Arranging Search Insurance or obtaining Local, Environmental and/or Drainage Searches depending on client/lender requirements;

* Drafting Stamp Duty Land Tax form in preparation for report to client;

* Preparing quotes to send to new prospective clients;

* Photocopying;

* Write to clients’ solicitors and Help to Buy confirming exchange;

* Obtaining pre-completion searches with HM Land Registry;

* Assisting with setting up completions with Accounts department i.e. bills, payment in and out slips, chaps etc.;

* Arranging completion letters to client and other side solicitors;

* On completion ensure submission and payment of SDLT is made to HMRC;

* Registration of client and property with NHBC and obtain the insurance certificates to send to client;

* Preparing AP1 form to submit to HM Land Registry;

* Closing files when a matter is completed and registered with Land Registry;

* Preparing promotional brochures for the Department

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