Housing Market given the “green light” by the Government

The Government have today published guidelines aimed at getting the housing market back in action. Due to the continuing requirements for social distancing, this is by no means “business as usual”. However, it is enough to ease the deadlock caused by the tough and necessary lockdown conditions imposed on 23rd March 2020. The lifting of some restrictions previously imposed will allow for house moves, viewings and valuations to take place safely. 

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The guidelines include advice in relation to:

  • Preparing your property for sale
  • Arranging and conducting property viewings
  • Making and accepting offers on property
  • Property Searches and Surveys
  • The Conveyancing Process
  • Preparing for your move

 

 

The full guidance published by the Government can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/government-advice-on-home-moving-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak#history

Our conveyancing team are well adapted to working from home. You will not be required to attend our offices to sign any documentation and all advice can be given over the phone or face to face video call. If you would like any advice in relation to the conveyancing process and the new measures in place or would like a quote for a house sale and/or purchase, you can contact our team on 0330 400 4040 or info@haroldstock.com. You can also get an instant quote by clicking on the quote button below. 

 

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Both Rachael Chamley and Claire Lowe were very efficient in handling my purchase and sale. They explained the process clearly and assisted me at every stage. They were also pleasant, co-operative and willing to go the extra mile to ensure things went smoothly. I felt that I was in safe professional hands.

Mrs H May 14, 2018

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Child Flight 2019

 

Kirsty Dunn

Kirsty Dunn

Harold Stock & Co are proud to support Child Flight in their magical event taking place next week, when disadvantaged children and those with disabilities from local Mossley Primary Schools will take to the skies over “Lapland”.  Chartered Legal Executive, Kirsty Dunn, has teamed up with the former Mayor of Mossley, Irene Raddings, who is a volunteer and works tirelessly with Mera (Micklehurst Estate Residents Association) running Child Flight, as well as Muddy Buddies, Bingo and Mossley Foodbank

The Christmas flight takes place next week and this will be the first ever flight taken by some of the children, which is made more spectacular when Santa lands on the roof of the aircraft whilst the children are high above the clouds.  After the flight, the children will enjoy a visit to Santa’s Grotto where the magic will continue. 

In addition to Harold Stock & Co’s financial support for the event, Kirsty is volunteering to assist Irene and her hard working local team (and of course the Elves) throughout the day to lend an extra pair of hands for what is set to be a truly unforgettable experience for all involved. 

When asked about the event Kirsty said that ‘as someone who has grown up in Mossley and continues to have the pleasure of working here everyday, it is great to be in a position to give back to the community and  support such a worthwhile event for local children’


Feedback Friday – Personal Injury

This week’s #feedbackfriday is for Kirsty Dunn, Chartered Legal Executive specialising in personal injury and her secretary, Wendy Smith.  This week has been a good week for Kirsty who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday and her 16th anniversary at Harold Stock & Co on Wednesday!

 


Karen Kenyon celebrates 30 years as a Qualified Solicitor

As Owner/Director, Karen Kenyon celebrates her 30th year as a Qualified Solicitor, we thought we’d take a look back at 1989 and see what else was happening in the world back then. 

  • Ant and Dec first appeared on our screens as PJ and Duncan in Byker Grove
  • On this day in 1989, Lisa Stansfield was at Number 1 in the British Charts with All Around the World
  • The Number 1 Album in the British Charts was Wild! by Erasure 
  • The House of Commons was televised for the first time
  • Sky TV began broadcasting in the UK
  • In Eastenders, Den Watts plunged into a canal and to certain death (or so we thought!) after being shot by a bunch of daffodils
  • The Berlin Wall came down. For the younger generations, it will be hard to imagine that Germany was once a divided nation with a concrete wall between the two. Imagine building a wall between two nations nowadays?!
  • The Church of England allows the ordination of women
  • The FA Cup Semi-Final between Nottingham Forest FC and Liverpool FC was scheduled to take place at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield. A number of factors including standing terraces, the use of metal crush barriers and overcrowding led to the death of 96 people with many more sustaining life changing physical and psychological injuries. Sadly, over 30 years on from the disaster, the legal battles continue.  
  • The Children Act changes the law in regard to children in England and Wales introducing the notion of parental responsibility in access and custody matters

Karen was born in South Shields in Tyneside although she relocated to Manchester at a relatively young age. Karen attended Liverpool University and Chester College of Law. 

Karen deals with a wide range of family law issues including divorce, financial settlements, contact and separation agreements. Karen is a Member of Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals, who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. 

 


Harold Stock & Co welcome the Vanarama National League North Trophy

Last week, our Stockport office were fortunate enough to receive a visit from members of the Stockport County F.C. Team together with the Vanarama National League North trophy. 

On Saturday 27th April 2019, a 3-0 win at Nuneaton saw Stockport County claim their first league title in 52 years. Their victory was celebrated by over 4000 fans who had travelled to Warwickshire with them. One of those travelling fans happened to be our very own Claire Atkinson. Claire, a specialist Wills and Probate Solicitor is a life long fan of The Hatters. 

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(L-R) Tracey Hine, Kelly Jackson, Francesca Rigby, Danielle Eyres, Claire Atkinson, Darren McGuinness


Experienced Residential Conveyancing Solicitor/Licensed Conveyancer

                                                                                                                                               

 

JOB TITLE:                            Residential Licensed Conveyancer/Solicitor

REPORTING TO:                  Head of Department

LOCATION :                           Mossley, Tameside

SALARY:                                 Dependant upon experience

Harold Stock & Co Solicitors is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

                                                                                                                                               

Duties include:-

  • Handling a caseload of all types of transactional work, including but not limited to purchases, sales, remortgages, transfers, equity releases, shared ownership transactions, and dealing with registered and unregistered properties, to the required standard of service as set by the Firm.
  • Ensuring use the Firm’s Case Management system to the required standard
  • Bringing to the attention of the Departmental Manager any matters of concern on a transaction that could result in a financial or professional liability to the Firm
  • Undertaking any other tasks reasonably requested by the firm to assist in the progression of transactions from receipt of file to close of the file.
  • Liaising with the administration team and manager to ensure tasks performed and file progressed in a timely manner
  • Contributing ideas to improve client service and departmental performance
  • Contributing ideas for the development of the case management system

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate will have:

ESSENTIAL:

  • A minimum of 3 years residential conveyancing experience
  • Proven experience of handling all types of conveyancing transactional work from end to end.
  • Excellent working knowledge and understanding of the CQS procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to work self sufficiently
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An ability to work with a case management system, databases and normal office IT systems.
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow employees at all levels of the business
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities

DESIRABLE

  • A desire to contribute to the overall strategic vision for the department.
  • A desire to contribute towards the effective marketing of the firm.

 To apply for this position, please forward your CV and details of your current package to our Practice Manager, Mrs Alexandra Newman an@haroldstock.com


Experienced Family Law Solicitor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

JOB TITLE:                            Family Law Solicitor/Legal Executive

REPORTING TO:                  Director

LOCATION :                           Mossley, Failsworth or Stockport

SALARY:                                 Dependant upon experience

Harold Stock & Co Solicitors is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Main duties include:-

  • Handling a caseload of all types of privately funded family law to include divorce and finances, TOLATA, child arrangements and representing clients in Court.
  • Ensuring use of the Firm’s Case Management system to the required standard
  • Maintain up to date knowledge within the specific area(s) of law
  • Exercise financial control of matters in accordance with the standards set by the firm and the Solicitors Accounts Rules.
  • Contributing ideas to improve client service and departmental performance
  • Contributing ideas for the development of the case management system

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate will have:

ESSENTIAL:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience as a family law specialist
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of procedures and protocol
  • Ability to work self sufficiently and to set deadlines
  • Excellent client care skills
  • An ability to work with a case management system, databases and normal office IT systems.
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow employees at all levels of the business
  • A commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • A desire to contribute to the overall strategic vision for the department.

To apply for this role, please forward your CV together with details of current package to our Practice Manager, Mrs Alexandra Newman an@haroldstock.com