About Santokh

Qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and as a Notary Public in 2007. Santokh joined Machins Solicitors LLP as a Partner in March 2013 having previously worked in mid to large regional practices and with a large City firm. He has often been described as an approachable, practical ‘can do’ lawyer, who works with his clients to ensure their aspirations are achieved with manageable expectations.

He acts for clients ranging from property developers, housing associations, landlord investors, charities and individuals. He is able to understand and effectively act upon client expectations in a timely and professional manner.

In addition to being a solicitor, Santokh obtained a separate qualification to become a Notary Public. The notarial profession is the oldest legal profession in England and Wales. The role of a notary is recognised internationally and primarily serves to confirm the identity of the signatory and their execution of documents to be used abroad. The process of notarising documents in addition to signing before a notary can also involve obtaining legalisation at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In some cases legalisation is also required from the UK Consulates of the receiving country.

Santokh’s notarial practice is regulated by the Faculty of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Santokh is available for notarial appointments at short notice.

Specialist practice areas

  • Notary Public
  • Commercial Property
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Site Acquisitions & Disposals
  • Loan / Funding Securitisation
  • Plot Sales
  • Property Portfolio Management
  • SME Retail Business Sales & Purchases
  • Residential Conveyancing

Latest news by Santokh Singh

What is a Lease?

A Lease is usually a written agreement between a Landlord (usually the owner of the building) and the Tenant (the occupier of either the whole or part of the building). It is important to have a written agreement to regulate the relationship between the Landlord and the Tenant, particularly to avoid any ambiguity arising between

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