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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

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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Well water pump
Home & Garden

How safe is water from a well?

A reader wonders whether well water is safe to drink.

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Gate
Home & Garden

Can we install a gate on our private road?

A reader would like to install a gate on a private road to stop fly-tipping.

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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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Water on roof
Home & Garden

Rain running off next door's roof

A reader is concerned his neighbour's dripping roof is causing damp.

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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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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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Fence with hedge against it
Home & Garden

Neighbour planted a hedge right against my fence

A reader can no longer access the back of his fence for maintenance.

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