In House Commercial Property Solicitor

England, Wiltshire, Salisbury
£35000 - £45000 per annum
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
Matt Cole
Job Title
Practice Area
Commercial Property
PQE Level
10+, 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

The Property Department manages the purchase and sale of properties held on behalf of pension members, as well as dealing with any issues that arise during the time the property is held within the SIPP. The legal team supports the overall objectives of the Property Department and ensures the firms policies regarding risk are implemented and that property transactions comply with legal and pension regulations and law.

To review all legal and title documentation, mortgage documentation etc. provided by Transferor solicitors, ensuring that the properties are suitable for transfer, correct records are generated within the firms systems and adequate legal protection is provided to both the firm and the Pension Fund Members, reporting and advising on rectification as appropriate.

To give guidance to professional advisers, solicitors, accountants and life offices to explain procedures and requirements involved with Trustee ownership of property.

To provide legal advice, information and risk mitigation measures to the administrators within the Property Department.

To review valuations reports and environmental reports to ensure HMRC and company policies are followed and ensuring adequate protection is given to the firm and Pension Fund Members.

Give guidance to surveyors/valuers in respect of valuations prepared on our behalf.

To co-ordinate the various agencies involved in the purchase/transfer of properties to make the processes run as smoothly as possible for all concerned and ensure compliance with the rules laid down by HM Revenue & Customs and with the policies of the firm.

Identify general areas for improvement in procedures and pass on to the Senior Property Solicitor and/or the Property Department Manager as appropriate


Qualified legal professional with broad business experience in the commercial property sector

Excellent verbal, numerical and written communication skills

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

High standard of work, accurate record keeping and attention to detail

Professional and courteous working manner

Ability to manage own workload and be able to work as part of a team

Flexibility and a willingness to get involved

Working knowledge of Microsoft applications


Experience of property litigation

Previous financial services pension's administration experience specifically relating to commercial properties attached to SIPPs and SSASs

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