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Plot Sales Paralegal - FTC - Edinburgh

up to £35k - Legal - Legal
Ref: 4718 Date Posted: Monday 09 Sep 2019
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A rare opportunity has arisen for an experienced Plot Sales Paralegal to join an International law firm in their Edinburgh Office on a fixed term contract basis (9 months minimum)

Working alongside the Fee Earners in this team, this role will involve supporting the solicitors in the administration and coordination of files relating to Plot Sales for large residential developers. This team manages contracts and the conveyancing of plot sales on housing development sites for developers operating across Scotland.

  • Dealing with client's sales teams/reservations – receiving reservation forms, checking details with clients, issuing offers, negotiating missives.
  • Taking client instructions on any qualifications raised that are not of a legal nature
  • Sending out title deeds and NHBC Documentation, preparation of sellers drafts and answering title observations
  • Identifying problem missives and settlements and targeting for progress updates
  • Issuing formal letters and concluding missives
  • Sending out statements preparing cash entries, receiving funds at settlement and settling transactions.
  • Completion of sales
  • Post completion work (sending funds to clients, sending out settlement documentation to purchasers' agents requesting fee notes etc)
  • Liaising with clients' sales teams on a regular basis, updating progress on site sales; completion of regular reports and reporting tools
  • Shared equity transactions
  • Part-exchange transactions
  • Purchases – examining title, revising sellers' drafts, preparing purchasers' drafts, dealing with settlement and SDLT Return.
  • Sales – taking instructions on offer, negotiating and concluding missives, preparing drafts obtaining relevant Searches and Reports, settling transactions.

Skills and experience required:

  • Plot Sales experience or exposure to the process within Residential Conveyancing - at Paralegal level. Only candidates with this experience will be considered. 
  • Legal secretaries will be considered for the position, should they have experience of the Plot Sales process
  • Team Player
  • Can work in a fast paced environment
  • Professional communicator and ability to liaise with clients directly