An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Residential Property Assistant to join the St Albans Office of this highly regarded Commercial Law Firm which prides itself on its professional ethos and collegiate and flexible working environment.  

If you are keen to join a professional services firm where you can learn, grow, and develop, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from professionals within a supportive team. Training and development opportunities will be provided where necessary.

This job description is not exhaustive, and the job holder may be required to undertake additional duties from time to time to ensure the smooth running of the practice

Salary: £18k-£24k according to experience

Benefits: Health insurance, 20 days holiday + BH (increasing to 25 days +BH) discretionary perks, statutory pension, Death in Service x 4

Hours: 37.5 per week (9:00-17:30 Monday to Friday) on a Permanent, full-time contract

Key Experience:

  • Dealing with and providing quotes to clients at outset
  • Opening Client/Quote on our case management system and inputting all information
  • Opening files on our case management system and inputting all data and scanning all ID documents/information into our case management system
  • Sending ID and AML forms etc to Archive for KYC purposes
  • Typing/ dictations
  • Downloading office copies from HM Land Registry and preparing initial draft contract pack
  • Putting in place searches
  • Dealing with limited enquiries from Estate Agents, Clients, and Solicitors

Desirable Experience:

  • Sending all completion statements and bills to clients
  • Logging monies received from clients/solicitors/Banks etc on our case management system
  • Dealing with all the completions of all transactions – all telephone calls/emails/letters/ logging and sending of all documents
  • Dealing with the stamp duty/submitting online for all transactions
  • Dealing with the registration of all transactions
  • Uploading registrations to LMS, Lender Exchange and ULS
  • Dealing with the closing of files and retentions
  • Additional Ad hoc support/cover as/when required

Key Skills:

  • Knowledge of HM Land Registry
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and producing accurate work to tight deadlines 
  • Competent user of Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Accurate typing
  • Teamwork
  • Being adaptable and flexible. 
  • Having competent knowledge about legal practice
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities
  • Good grammar and spelling
  • A proactive and enthusiastic approach
  • An interest in client care
  • Delivering a quality service internally and to clients.