Legal Assistant

Altrincham, Greater Manchester
02 Mar 2017
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a professional and friendly Legal Company who are seeking to recruit a Legal Assistant for their Post Completions Department

Reporting to the Post Completions Manager

The main role of the Legal Assistant – Post Completions is to support the Post Completions Manager with all elements of the administration function within the Post Completions Team.

Duties   •

  • Prepare and lodge AP1 and FR1 applications at the Land Registry within priority periods
  • Deal with any requisitions within HMLR time – limits with assistance of fee-earners
  • Update and respond promptly to any queries raised by mortgage lenders and clients on progress of registrations
  • Chase Landlords and Management companies for receipts Notices of Assignment/charge and deal with any further enquiries raised with assistance of fee-earner where necessary
  • Send completed registrations, and any necessary deeds/indemnity policies to clients and/or mortgage lenders
  • Update the team on changes to the Registration process
  • To ensure that the Land Registry portal terms and conditions are met when lodging applications
  • To manage the repayment of retentions on leasehold files
  • To highlight to the Post completion Manager/Deputy Manager any case where there is a risk of removal from the lender panel or a negligence claim

Essential Skills  •

  • At least 6 months experience in a Post Completions role
  • Strong administrative skills gained in an office environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good telephone manner
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft office
  • Highly organised
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Desirable skills •Experience of using a case management system