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Leasehold Adviser

CDS Co-operatives
London (Greater)
£38,065 p.a. plus the opportunity to earn an annual bonus
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Leasehold Adviser

Location: Choice to work from our office in Central London (SE1) or be primarily home-based

Salary: £38,065 per annum plus the opportunity to earn an annual bonus

Expires: 21/04/2024 23:59

35 hours per week

CDS is a unique organisation with an unusual mission – to provide, support and grow community-led housing and co-operation – so that more people can shape the things that matter most to them. We are a social landlord in our own right, with more than 820 rented and shared ownership homes. Alongside that, we are the largest co-op services agency in the South East, providing landlord finance and governance expertise as a service provider to over 30 housing co-ops and their 1,800 homes. We are also a promoter of co-operation and Community Led Housing, setting aside a proportion of our surplus each year to invest in projects and ideas that can help to scale up the sector to expand the use of co-operation as an effective and empowering business model. We are a small but ambitious organisation that values collaboration, innovation and doing what matters to residents.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a Leasehold Adviser to join us where you will be our expert on all aspects of homeownership. As our lead on leasehold management and the Right to Acquire/Buy you will build on our reputation for reliability by giving quick and accurate responses to homeowner enquiries about leases, service charges, major works consultation, shared ownership staircasing, buying and selling. Your focus will be making it easy for customers to understand their contract with us and for your colleagues to provide the right advice and services. Alongside providing this service, you will develop and maintain our helpful homeownership information library for owners and for staff.

We are looking for someone who has previous experience of leasehold management, including thorough knowledge of key legislation and risks. With a passion for providing superior customer service for homeowners, you will be reliable, have excellent follow through, be highly responsive and work collaboratively with homeowners, finding ways to meet their requests within the confines of their leases and our policies. You will be confident in dealing with complex enquiries, as well as liaising with solicitors, surveyors and valuers. You will be highly organised, have unparalleled follow through, possess excellent writing skills and be IT-savvy. You will be prepared to visit schemes for monthly estate inspections, to resolve complaints and meet with leaseholders, as appropriate. There may be times you will need to attend an evening consultation meeting on site.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment in both an advisory role and supporting residents and colleagues alike. With a varied workload and an appreciation for working with legal documents and issues, you will be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines whilst being called on to give advice when needed.

We offer a competitive salary, bonus scheme and generous benefits. We take our employee engagement seriously and are proud that over 90% of our staff would recommend CDS as an employer.

Closing date: Sunday, 21st April at 11:59pm

Interviews: Tuesdays, 30th April (in person at our office: Canopi: 7-14 Great Dover Street London SE1 4YR)

We are actively working toward becoming an anti-racist and inclusive organisation, open to challenge and learning in all our work. We are committed to looking for all kinds of talent to build a diverse workforce that represents the people we serve and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Please refer to Job Description when completing your application form.


At CDS we provide, support and promote mainstream growth in co-operative and community led housing.   We deliver a wide range of landlord and business services to more than 45 housing co-ops as well as being a landlord in our own right. Our objective is to help our client co-ops to thrive by offering members excellent information, advice and practical support in the day to day running of their services and responsibilities.   As a member of our client services team, you will work closely with co-op management committees – making sure our contract promises are met and enabling the co-op to focus on good governance and long term viability.

Company info
020 4551 0080
7-14 Great Dover Street

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