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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

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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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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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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Smart meter
Home & Garden

Switching energy supplier with a smart meter

A reader is concerned he is going to miss out on cheap energy deals.

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LED light
Home & Garden

Are recessed LED lights a fire risk?

A reader is anxious that his new recessed LED lights might pose a fire risk.

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A French drain will steer water away from the lawn
Home & Garden

Water gushing in from next door's garden

A reader is concerned about the amount of water running down the hill into his garden.

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Peeling masonry paint
Home & Garden

Why is my masonry paint peeling?

A reader would like to know why his masonry paint is peeling just 18 months after painting.

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White paint
Home & Garden

My white paint is shedding white dust

A reader would like to repaint a wall, but the white paint is shedding chalky dust.

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