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Latest Articles from John

A builder outside a house
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What’s the difference between a builder’s estimate and a quotation?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains how estimates and quotations differ.

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A victorian style cast iron radiator
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Are cast iron radiators less effective?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises a reader on cast iron radiators.

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A metal oil heating tank needing repair
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Can we repair a metal heating oil tank?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a query on metal heating oil tanks.

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A Tudor listed property
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Listed properties and EPC assessments

Chartered surveyor John Conlin on why listed houses don't have EPC assessments.

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A holiday cottage in England
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Can someone illegally sell our house?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a reader’s query about property fraud.

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A collapsed area of ceiling
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The best fix for collapsed ceiling area

Charted Surveyor John Conlin gives his advice on overboarding vs crosslining.

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A stack of important legal papers
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Can we DIY our house sale?

Our chartered surveyor’s advice on taking on the legalities of selling a house.

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A smoke alarm surrounded by smoke
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The right way to check your smoke alarm

Are you checking your smoke alarm correctly? Our chartered surveyor explains.

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A grandchild peeks through the window of a Wendy house in the back garden
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Planning permission for a Wendy house?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin resolves a planning permission issue.

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