It is reported that following consultations in the Spring of 2021, and despite the majority of respondents opposing court fee increase, the government is set to increase some court fees for the first time since 2016. As a result, later this year the cost of divorce application in England and Wales … [Read more...] about Divorce fee to increase in England and Wales
Our specialist Wills and Probate team have always taken instructions from clients wishing to make a Will or make amendments to their Will via telephone, video calling and email and during lockdown is no different. However, a key factor in making a valid Will is how the Will is ‘executed’. In other … [Read more...] about Can I make a Will during lockdown?
During the COVID pandemic there has been a lot of focus on effects of lockdown and restrictions upon mental health but it seems clear that relationships have also felt the strain. Couples who had been managing to get along in normal times have struggled to cope with extended periods of confinement … [Read more...] about Couples feeling the strain?
The short answer is "Yes you can!" In the current climate, we appreciate that moving house may be more difficult than it would normally be, but whilst the lockdown rules have changed, house moves are still permitted to go ahead. Our offices may be closed but we continue to work and are still … [Read more...] about National Lockdown – Can I move house?
As the second national lockdown comes to an end tomorrow, we look forward to welcoming clients back to our Failsworth, Mossley and Stockport offices for face to face meetings. Whilst we can’t wait to meet you at whichever office is the easiest for you, please help us to keep everyone safe by only … [Read more...] about Welcome Back!
Moving home can be a daunting prospect and here at Harold Stock we understand that in the current climate this can seem even more of a challenge Please rest assured that our team will be working throughout the new lockdown period and that you will receive the usual professional service … [Read more...] about Moving Home during Lockdown
Harold Stock & Co have been based at Pole Lane in Failsworth for longer than we care to remember. The office has served us extremely well over the years and we have built up a loyal client base in the area. Over the past few years, we have started to outgrow the offices, not just in size but in … [Read more...] about We are on the move!
Stamp Duty Relief The government has increased the lower stamp duty threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland. That means any property purchases below the new level will not need to pay stamp duty as long as the transaction is completed before 31 March … [Read more...] about Boost for the housing market with Stamp Duty Holiday
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 … [Read more...] about Housing Market given the “green light” by the Government
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 … [Read more...] about Child Flight 2019
Looking out to a damp, dark Manchester morning it is hard to believe that we are now officially in holiday season! Managing leave for your staff is one thing, but have you also considered if you are paying workers correctly when they are on holiday? The rights surrounding annual leave and holiday … [Read more...] about Holiday Pay: Could your business be at risk?
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 … [Read more...] about Harold Stock & Co welcome the Vanarama National League North Trophy