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Assistant Property and Land Officer

The Role

An opportunity has arisen in the Leasehold and Procurement Section operating within the Council’s Housing and Regeneration Department for an Assistant Property & Land Officer. You will be part of a small, friendly, and highly efficient team.

Your role will mainly be to assist the Senior Leasehold & Procurement Officer in administering a wide range of processes related to the ownership of property and land held by the Council as a housing authority and more specifically as a residential landlord.

You will ensure the Council complies to statutory requirements when dealing with lease extension applications thus guaranteeing a regular income into the Housing Revenue Account.

Summary of the post’s duties include:

  • processing statutory lease extension applications
  • processing requests related to Deeds of Variation/Consent, Licences for Alterations, and Release of Covenant
  • processing requests for access and compound licences and agreements over housing land to facilitate private development
  • investigating title deeds to resolve issues relating to land ownership rights and boundary disputes etc.

You will be a pro-active individual with an eye for detail. You will have experience in interpreting leases and ownership documents and in dealing with property related enquiries (freehold and leasehold) within a local authority setting. Ideally you will have a general knowledge of leasehold related regulations and a good understanding of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993. 

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and compressed hours. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) that includes bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  18th April 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C 19th April 2021

Interview Date: 6th May 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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