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John Conlin

Chartered surveyor John Conlin sorts out your legal and building woes every month in Saga Magazine. Have a question? Email surveyor@saga.co.uk. John can answer questions only in Saga Magazine and on our website.


Latest Articles from John

Thermostatic valve
Home & Garden

Can we put thermostatic valves on our radiators?

A reader would like to make their central heating system more efficient.

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Overflowing gutter
Home & Garden

My gutters keep overflowing when it rains

A cemented in down pipe makes it hard to find a blockage.

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Noisy neighbour
Home & Garden

Deliberately noisy neighbour

An intimidating noisy neighbour is making things difficult.

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Looking through blinds
Home & Garden

Loss of privacy

A reader's neighbour has built a large summerhouse overlooking their house.

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Flat roof
Home & Garden

Can I turn my flat roof into a balcony?

Find out what is needed to transform a flat roof into a balcony.

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Creaky staircase
Home & Garden

What can I do about creaky stairs?

A reader writes to John Conlin with a question about creaking stairs.

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Crack running through a concrete drive
Home & Garden

What’s the best way to repair a drive?

John Conlin on whether hot tar chippings are the best way to repair a drive

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Caravan parked in a field
Home & Garden

Can we get this dangerous caravan moved?

John Conlin's advice for someone whose neighbour's caravan is posing a problem.

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sink with water running from the tap
Home & Garden

Are our sink drains legal?

Sinks in bedrooms could be a problem for this homeowner...

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