Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services

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Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Morden, London
Interim Position

Merton 5208132

Posted: 13th June 2022 14:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.60 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • Morden, London,

    SM4 6HY

What's involved with this role:

Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services

Reference no:  Merton 5208132

A Commercial Property Lawyer is needed to deal with the whole range of local authority property work across the 5 boroughs with the exception of routine residential matters.


Key responsibilities:

  • Dealing with commercial leases and licenses.
  • Ensuring that billing takes place promptly and that outstanding balances are collected as soon as feasible.
  • Providing written and verbal costs estimate to introducers and prospective clients with a full breakdown of costs and disbursements as requested.
  • Dealing with sales of development sites.
  • Drafting deeds of easement, wayleave agreements, deeds of surrender and rent deposit deeds.
  • Landlord & Tenant matters.
  • Handling renewals for leases and subleases.
  • Advising on a wide range of Commercial Property matters including Leasehold and freehold matters, lease enfranchisement and lease extension.
  • Advising on commercial leases, lease renewals, lease terminations and overage agreements.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Qualified legal executive, solicitor or barrister.


Skills & Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Experience in local authority land dealings is not essential and will consider private practice background for the right candidate.
  • Good IT Skills and knowledge and ability of using a case management system and time recording essential.
  • Experience in dealing with development plot sales and advising clients on all aspects of residential development.
  • Experienced Property Lawyer with both residential and commercial property knowledge and Local Auth experience.
  • Experience in advising on and acting in residential transactions on all aspects of residential conveyancing matters including dealing acquisitions, disposals, lease extensions; variation of restrictive covenant etc . experience in dealing with new developments and plot sales is desirable but not essential.


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Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Property Lawyer – Legal Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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