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    Head of Department - Property

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Residential Property/ Conveyancing
  • Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 15/10/2018
  • Job reference: 36021_1539602683

Head of Department - Property


Salary + Benefits

My Client is a well-regarded Law Practice based in the Northern Leeds area, the firm are looking to expand their already successful property division with the recruitment of a Head of Department


  • Managing a team of fee earners dealing with both residential and commercial property matters from inception to completion.
  • Excellent relationship skills because of creating and developing strong working relationships with a wide range of clients.
  • 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.


  • The experience of handling residential sale and purchase, leasehold and freehold matters, and unregistered property.
  • An ability to deal with new build properties and shared ownership will be advantageous.
  • 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


  • 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.

Salary would be based on experience and there is a genuine possibility of Directorship. The firm also have several other benefits such as Free Parking, Pension Scheme as well as staff benefit package.

If this is a role that sounds of interest to you, please send your CV across to Simon at Clayton Legal on the link provided or alternatively call Clayton Legal to enquire about other opportunities. Please ensure before applying you have the prerequisite experience outlined above.

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