Paralegal - Residential Conveyancing

Recruiter
Wavelength Recruitment Ltd
Location
Gloucester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
03 Oct 2019
Ref
1260086247
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Role overview

We are currently seeking a Paralegal to join our client's highly successful Residential New Homes team in their Gloucester office. This is an exciting time to join the Team which is currently going through a period of rapid growth. The ideal candidate will have at least two years Conveyancing experience.

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.

KEY SKILLS REQUIRED
  • Conveyancing experience (2 years) - Essential
  • Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy - Essential
  • Ability to work under pressure - Essential
  • Experience with Case Management Systems - Desirable

Wavelength Recruitment Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency on this occasion.

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