The terms of a tenancy agreement entitled a landlord to add grounds maintenance to the services for which it could charge. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving Curo Places Ltd and Anthony Pimlett. Curo Places was a registered provider of social housing. It had entered into a tenancy
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
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A landlord has won her appeal that she was not affected by recent changes in the law and so her notice to repossess her property was valid. The case involved a landlord who rented out her house in 2007 on an oral monthly tenancy. She sought repossession in 2016 but the tenants objected, claiming that
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The government is planning to set up an independent regulatory body to oversee the work of letting and property management agents. Ministers say the move is necessary to end abuses in the property management industry, drive down costs and protect consumers from the small minority of rogue agents. Research by consumer group Which? shows that
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