Legal Advisor - Property - Claremont

Role Description

INTRODUCTION:

Our client is a property and healthcare company based in Claremont, Cape Town that has an opportunity for a Legal Advisor to join their Legal Department.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The incumbent will be highly motivated and take full responsibility for drafting, reviewing and advising on legal agreements, in addition to managing contracts and related issues to ensure policies and procedures are up to date and enforced.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working closely with the CEO to understand the Group’s strategy and to identify potential risks or issues.
  • Assist in documenting policies and processes to ensure the effective operation of the Group.
  • Responsible for identifying legal risk and ensure that same is managed effectively.
  • Taking instructions and drafting lease agreement, addenda cession and assignment of leases, renewal of lease agreement, etc.
  • Participate in lease negotiations. Managing tenants’ arrears, litigation process, settlement proposal and collection of arrears.
  • Drafting and reviewing of commercial property contracts within the Group
  • Communicating with various banks regarding new and existing facilities, and renewals thereof.
  • Managing due diligence.
  • Manage the execution of purchase and sale agreements including the transfer of residential / sectional title and commercial properties.
  • Draft and review legal agreements.
  • Liaising with Attorneys on all legal matters, including conveyancing.
  • Drafting of Fibre Installation and other IT based agreements (ie. High Site Agreements).
  • Managing application process for land development, amendment to spatial use conditions, zoning schemes, and changes in conditions to facilitate general property development.
  • Managing tenant arrears, collections, including issuance of letters of demand, drafting or summons/rent interdict and execution thereof.
  • Managing litigation processes, settlement proposals, High Court work including briefing Advocates and Attorneys.
  • Remain abreast of all changes in the legal, tax and corporate governance in South Africa and internationally.
  • Provide technical input on proposed changes to legislation ie. Community Schemes Ombud Service Act regulations.
  • Advise management of changes in legislation and implementation of same.
  • Vetting of marketing material and external communications (including website and disclaimers)
  • Attending the Masters office, Deeds office, CSOS, CCMA, City of Cape Town
  • Completing jotforms after agreements signed to ensure accounts bill correctly.
  • Scanning, saving docs to google drive and entering salient points on tracking sheet.
  • Ensuring agreements are signed and tracked through to completion.
  • Uploading links to all signed agreements to Legal Library
  • Revising templates and updating version control.

 

Skills and Attributes:

  • Detail-orientated and ability to multitask.
  • Logical, systematic and methodical
  • Flexible in picking up responsibility where it needs to be picked up.
  • Strong communications skills in both written and verbal
  • Strong mediation skills and ability to settle disputes
  • Creative and innovative problem-solving skills.

 

DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION:

  • 3 - 5 years post articles experience
  • LLB degree
  • Admitted Attorney
  • Qualified Conveyancer advantageous


Salary: ZAR 0.00 - ZAR 0.00 ANNUAL

Duration: FULL_TIME

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