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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

Painted rendered house
Home & Garden

Can I paint my grey rendered house?

A reader's house is grey and harled, but neighbouring houses have been painted.

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Hole in roof
Home & Garden

A temporary patch for a leaking garage roof

A reader wants to know how to patch a hole in his garage roof.

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Radiator
Home & Garden

My radiator is tepid despite bleeding

A reader's radiator never warms up, despite having been bled.

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Solar panels
Home & Garden

Our solar panel company has gone bust

A reader is concerned that he no longer has a guarantee on his solar panels.

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Kent peg tiles
Home & Garden

Our clay tiles have square holes

A reader is concerned the tiles he ordered for his summerhouse are rejects.

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Pigeons on solar panel
Home & Garden

Pigeons are roosting on my solar panels

A reader would like to stop pigeons roosting on their solar panels.

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Measuring tape in garden
Home & Garden

My neighbour wants to buy part of my garden

A reader is concerned his neighbour might build on land he sells him.

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Water damaged ceiling
Home & Garden

A leaking ceiling after the warranty expired

A reader's son is living with a leaking ceiling.

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Solar panels
Home & Garden

Is it worth replacing solar panel inverters?

A reader questions whether he should follow advice and replace his inverters.

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