Steer Clear of Traffic Accidents this Christmas

Extra Traffic on the Christmas Roads

Like it or not, the Christmas season is well and truly upon us. Which means that along with the drop in temperature, the roads around Stockport and Manchester are congested with extra traffic, as shoppers dash to the retail centres, in search of the perfect gift. Continue reading…

Stamp Duty Changes for First Time Buyers

Last week’s budget had important news for first time house buyers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, told MPs that he had received representations for a stamp duty ‘holiday’ for first-time buyers, and that he would be abolishing stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers purchasing homes up to £300,000. Additionally, first-time buyers wanting to purchase a property up to £500,000 will not pay stamp duty on the first £300,000 and 5% from £300,000-£500,000. Continue reading…

Important security information: Fraudsters are hacking into emails and diverting house purchase payments

We want to make you aware that fraudsters are currently hacking into email chains, for important security information, between a house buyer or seller and their solicitors.  The fraudster monitors the communications using malware that looks for key words like house purchase, deposit, buy and payment – and then they make their move. Continue reading…

Vacancy – Residential Conveyancer/Solicitor

Harold Stock & Co. Solicitors is looking for an experienced Residential Conveyancer/Solicitor to join our thriving team based in our Mossley office.

You will be experienced in 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.

This post is open to qualified Solicitors, Licensed conveyancers and experienced non-qualified conveyancers.

Salary negotiable dependent upon experience.

Full details of the role can be found on the attached job description

To apply for this position, please forward your CV together with salary expectations to our Practice Manager, Mrs Alexandra Newman via email to

Top 10 Tips for Making your Will

Making a will is one of the most important things any of us can do to make sure our loved ones are well cared for after our death. Darren McGuinness, Solicitor at the Stockport Branch of Harold Stock & Co, shares his top ten tips for making sure your will covers ticks all the right boxes. Continue reading…

15 Common Conveyancing Questions

Moving house is one of the most stressful things any of us do. Just thinking about it raises the blood pressure. Rachel Inwood, Conveyancing Solicitor at Harold Stock & Co Solicitors, takes us through some of the common questions our clients ask about moving home and the Conveyancing process. Continue reading…