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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

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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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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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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Can I put up a satellite dish on a listed building?
Home & Garden

Can I put a satellite dish on a listed building?

A reader would like to put up a satellite dish on a Grade II listed house.

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Horse in stable
Home & Garden

Can a farmer turn his stable into a house?

A reader is concerned about their neighbour's long-term plan.

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Balcony
Home & Garden

Water doesn't drain away from my balcony

A reader's balcony always has puddles for days after it rains.

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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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Wet garden
Home & Garden

My garden is boggy after rain

A reader would like to build a soakaway to drain the lawn.

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Trimming a hedge
Home & Garden

My neighbour is growing his hedge taller

A reader's neighbour has decided to grow the boundary hedge taller.

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