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Housing Lawyer

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
London Bridge
£54,000 - £58,000
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Corporate Services, Legal
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

Lawyer (Housing Management)

London Bridge

£54,000 - £58,000

Hyde is looking to recruit a Lawyer (Housing Management).

Hyde is one of the UK’s leading and award-winning providers of affordable homes in London, the South-East and surrounding areas. We provide and manage 50,000 homes to over 100,000 customers. Our ethos is simple, by providing customers with a safe and decent home it allows them to realise their potential, enjoy their environment and contribute to their community.

As a Lawyer (Housing Management) at Hyde, you will provide housing management advice and litigation.


This role is predominantly providing housing management advice and litigation in the following areas;

  1. ASB possession claims
  2. Unauthorised subletting claims and tenancy fraud possession claims
  3. Unauthorised occupier possession claims, including failed successors, former licensees, squatters
  4. Complex or defended rent arrears possession claims
  5. Other complex multi-ground possession claims
  6. Leasehold disputes and service charge recovery
  7. General advisory work on housing management and related issues as they arise, including hoarding, mental health and social care issues
  8. ASB injunctions and contempt applications

You will be working as part of an amazing inhouse team with great colleagues who will provide you with support and encouragement. 

Skills and Experience Required

  • Must hold a valid Practising Certificate.
  • You may be a Solicitor admitted to the roll of solicitors in England and Wales, or a Barrister or a Fellow of ILEX (and therefore eligible to be called a Legal Executive)
  • Experience in housing management cases, typically a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in the type of matters set out above.
  • Experience in managing own caseload and working to agreed levels of billing and time recording.
  • An effective communicator, both orally and in writing, having a good command of written English.
  • High level of commercial awareness and ability to adapt to changing needs of the business.
  • Ability to work under pressure, conducting a high volume of cases against tight deadlines, with a strong delivery focus.
  • Excellent drafting skills and legal acumen.
  • Flexibility is required to meet the organisations business needs and deadlines
  • A collaborative and collegiate approach embracing the opportunity to coach and support other team members and work in a team


  • A fantastic pension
  • Life assurance
  • Great holidays
  • An award-winning flexible benefits package.
  • Volunteering days
  • Hyde operates an agile approach to work

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the Hyde Group, we strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusivity is the norm and not an initiative. Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we’re committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace which reflects our customer profile and where everyone is proud to be unique.

Hyde is a disability confident employer and we are here to support you with any reasonable adjustments that you need throughout the recruitment process.

We reserve the right to close this advert as soon as a suitable candidate has been identified.


Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Company info
Octo House, 2 Station Road
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom

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