Disrepair Lawyer

Disrepair Lawyer

Job Description

Disrepair Lawyer

Newcastle upon Tyne, Hybrid working

Fixed Term – 12 months, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary circa £43,000 negotiable dependent on skills and experience

Great benefits including Health Cash Plan

Home, a place where you belong

Join Home Group as our Disrepair Lawyer providing vital legal support on matters of housing management and property litigation to colleagues.

You will be acting for the business in both defending legal cases and taking legal actions as necessary as well as working with our Head of Housing and Development legal team.

Typical day as a Disrepair Lawyer

  • Handle and give advice on disrepair claims. This includes getting court proceedings and paperwork ready.
  • Helping teams within the company, especially maintenance, to understand and respond to disrepair claims.
  • Aid managing rental and leasehold properties, making sure all agreements follow the law, and setting up systems to make processes easier.
  • Oversee work given to outside firms, making sure it’s done well and effectively.
  • Preparing applications ready for court or tribunal, carrying out research, collecting proof, and writing statements. On Occasion you may be required to represent the company in court or request that another lawyer do so.
  • Assisting with other property legal issues, like anti-social behaviour or possession cases, preparing court proceedings and paperwork for these cases when necessary.

You will be going home each day knowing that you have helped change our customers lives for the better, whilst working for one of the top 10 Great Places to work in the UK.

You are

  • A qualified Legal Executive or solicitor with experience in housing law, particularly disrepair cases, capable of managing your own caseload.
  • Experienced in preparing court documents, attending court proceedings, and have a firm understanding of civil procedure rules and disrepair protocol.
  • Knowledgeable / have experience in dispute resolution and skilled in negotiating out-of-court settlements, with a deep understanding of court rules regarding costs.
  • A strong leader with great training skills, able to oversee and guide a small team dealing with disrepair cases.
  • Capable of working independently yet effectively as part of a wider team.
  • An effective communicator with robust interpersonal skills, able to interact successfully with colleagues, clients, and other stakeholders.

Our team

Looking for a job where you really belong? Where you can be, well you! Bring your uniqueness, brilliant skills and awesome experience to deliver amazing things for our customers. You’ll join our team, who come from different walks of life and are here to support you as you make yourself at Home!

Job details

  • You’ll manage your own diary, so if you need to nip out to walk the dog or do the school run, we’re ok with that!
  • This is a hybrid role and you’ll likely spend at least 2 days in the office and up to 3 days working at home, although adaptable to business needs.
  • This is a full-time role but are open to negotiating your working pattern.

A place where you belong

Great things happen when we can be ourselves at work. We want all our colleagues to be who they truly are here. Our internal diversity networks, peers and allies (Multicultural, LGBTQIA+ and Disability) support us all to be our best. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30), the option to buy 5 more, a me day (to take off for whatever you fancy) and time off for volunteering too!
  • Health cash plan saving you from £1140 per annum. We’ll cover your costs (and kids if you have them) towards dental, optical, prescriptions, alternative therapies and lots more.
  • Over 800 high street discounts on groceries, holidays and days out. Looking for a new phone, bike or car? Save money with us.
  • We’re Investors in People Platinum employer, a Great Place to Work and 10^th Best place in the UK for Wellbeing”
  • We Grow Our Own colleagues (not literally of course!), when you’re ready for the next step in your career, you can grow with us!
  • Generous pension scheme with life insurance of 3x salary. Explore our full range of benefits on our website.

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