Housing and Property Litigation Lawyer

Home Group

Location: Hybrid
Salary: £45,000 p.a.
Closing Date: 12 February 2024
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All applicants must be based in the UK and confirm that they are able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Job Description

Location: Flexible Hybrid working, 2 days a week in the office (please see job details)

Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hpw)

Salary circa £45,000 p.a. negotiable dependent on skills and experience

Great benefits including Health Cash Plan

Home, a place where you belong.  

Join Home Group as our Housing and Property Litigation 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 Housing Property Litigation Lawyer 

Handle and give advice on issues like anti-social behaviour or possession cases.

Help other teams within Home Group, to understand and respond to property litigation matters and claims.

Oversee work given to outside firms, making sure it's done well and effectively.

Preparing applications ready for court or tribunal, carrying out research, preparing disclosures, 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, such as disrepair, when necessary. 

Come and work for an organisation that really focusses on your wellbeing and your work life balance. 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, solicitor, or barrister with experience in housing law and housing litigation, capable of managing your own caseload.

A problem solver, working on a wide range of different case types including ASB, Leasehold, injunctions, and possession cases, offering advice on a wide range of topics to find the best solution for the customers and business.

Negotiating out-of-court settlements, with an insight into court rules regarding costs, drafting and preparing court or tribunal documents, attending court proceedings where required.

Knowledgeable / have experience in dispute resolution and offering dispute avoidance advice with a firm understanding of civil procedure rules and housing law.

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.  

Due to limits on our current certificates of sponsorship, we are not able to offer sponsorship to external candidates for this role.  This remains under regular review.

Our team

You’ll join our newly shaped Housing and Property Litigation Team. Our team is managed by Shn who has a wealth of experience in housing law and comes from a background in housing. She is ready placed to support you when you join. Outside of work she is preparing for her next dan on her black belt!

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!

We are flexible on location and have numerous offices you can work from across the UK. As a national team we all come together one per quarter in Newcastle.

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?

34 days annual leave (includes bank holidays and a “me day” to use whenever you want!) increasing to 39, the option to buy 5 more, 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 10th 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.

Find out more

Click APPLY NOW to see our Housing Management Lawyer Job Description (what we call the Housing and Property Litigation Lawyer Role here at Home Group) find out about us and for help to apply. Sometimes we close a job early, so don’t delay or you might miss out. Finally, do let us know if there’s anything we can do, to help you shine in our process at recruitment@homegroup.org.uk


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