Our client is a firm who provides Residential Conveyancing Services with several offices around the UK. They are seeking an experienced Conveyancer to join their team in the Oxford area.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced and qualified Conveyancer / Property Lawyer with a least 3 years PQE, and proven experience of managing their own case-load. The salary for this role is negotiable depending on experience, offered in the range of £35k to £55k.
Undertake fee earning to high standards of accuracy and efficiency, and supervising the team's performance
Responsible for leading the development and marketing of the firm in line with the contents of the business and departmental plans
To provide a profitable contribution to the work of the office
Promote and support the firm's core values and branding.
Tasks involved in the work of a licensed conveyancer include:
- researching information and communicating with clients and others in person, on the phone, by letter or by email;
- using a computerised case management system, as more and more conveyancing tasks are now being done online;
- taking instructions from clients;
- seeking to protect their clients' interests at all times, while taking precautions against potential fraud and money laundering;
- sending terms of engagement and estimates of fees and disbursements;
- obtaining or checking Land Registry documents or title deeds (if the land is unregistered);
- drafting or checking sales contracts and agreeing terms with the conveyancer acting for the other party to the transaction;
- collating and sending or checking supporting legal and financial documents;
- exchanging contracts and completing the transaction;
- dealing with all financial aspects of a transaction;
- if the property is leasehold, obtaining the landlord's agreement to the sale or the change of mortgage and dealing with apportionments of rent and service charges.
Specific tasks for purchase transactions include:
- carrying out and checking pre-contract searches by checking whether the property is affected by local authority proposals, leases, easements or covenants, mortgages, land tax, susceptibility to flooding or subsidence, or liability for unsound building structures and repairs;
- receiving and checking mortgage instructions from lenders and undertaking specific tasks required;
- preparing transfer and mortgage deeds;
- receiving mortgage funds;
- paying Stamp taxes and dealing with the registration of client and lender with the Land Registry.