Housing Management Solicitor

Recruiter
Anthony Collins Solicitors
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Sector
Property
Job Type
Trainee
Contract Type
Permanent
About the role and team

We are seeking to recruit a solicitor to join our Housing Management team here at Anthony Collins Solicitors. The role provides a great opportunity to join a nationally renowned team and advise on cutting edge projects

Our clients are primarily private registered providers of social housing, but we also work for local authorities, and other charities and faith based organisations housing individuals: essentially organisations with a social purpose like us. The team are passionate about delivering excellent technical advice to those clients, delivered in a way that is practical and embedded in the sector.

Our work is very varied and includes:

- Drafting and reviewing occupancy agreements and policies and procedures;
- Advice on compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements in a landlord and tenant context;
- Drafting, reviewing and negotiating management and service level agreements;
- Advising on all aspects of rent and service charges, including implementation of reviews and Tribunal cases (covering service charge challenges and dispensation applications); and
- Preparation and delivery of seminars/training sessions, as part of the Firm's training programme, bespoke sessions for clients and at national conferences run by the CIH and NHF.

Although delivering technical strategic advice, it very much has an impact on the front-line. Our work often includes some overlap with other teams, allowing the successful candidate to build relationships across the firm.

The position would be to support Jonathan Cox, Partner (rated as "Band 1" by Chambers & Partners' Guide to the Legal Profession, and a "Leading Individual" by the Legal 500) and Emma Hardman, Senior Associate (co-author of the sector leading guide on service charges for housing associations) in delivering housing management advice, with a great opportunity to become involved in business development across the Housing sector.

About the candidate

The successful candidate will need to have:

- either housing management experience (as a trainee is fine) or a property law background with an interest in housing management;
- an ability to be adapt to new areas of law, recognising that housing management can change frequently;
- strong communication skills, both written and oral, with an ability to translate technical legal issues into clear and practical advice to clients;
- excellent attention to detail; and
- ideally an alignment with the Firm's social purpose.

About the firm

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose - to "improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we've been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.

What makes Anthony Collins Solicitors distinctive, beyond simply being a sector-specialist law firm, is our people and the values we share. We're extremely proud of the calibre of people that we attract; people who are inspired by our values, motivated by our vision and work with our clients to positively influence the society and communities we are building together.

Anthony Collins Solicitors is a committed Equal Opportunities employer promoting equality of opportunity. This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.