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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

Driveway with dropped kerb
Home & Garden

Q&A: creating off-road parking

John Conlin answers reader questions about creating a driveway.

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Loft insulation
Home & Garden

Can we store boxes on top of our loft insulation?

A reader questions whether he can store boxes on top of insulation.

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Condensation on window
Home & Garden

Is condensation on a triple glazed window normal?

A reader writes to chartered surveyor John Conlin.

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Triple glazing
Home & Garden

Is triple glazing worth the money?

A reader is unsure whether it's worth paying extra for triple glazed windows.

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Rebuilding a house
Home & Garden

Is the rebuild cost of my house out of date?

A reader would like to check how accurate the rebuild cost of his house is.

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Weatherboarding house
Home & Garden

Can I replace weatherboarding with plastic?

A homeowner would like a low-maintenance alternative to weatherboarding.

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Large tree in garden
Home & Garden

Am I legally obliged to cut down a tree?

A reader's neighbour is threatening to sue over damage caused by a tree.

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Wood-burning stove
Home & Garden

Do I need to line my chimney for a stove?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains the importance of lining a chimney.

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En suite
Home & Garden

What is the dripping coming from the en suite?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains what could be causing a dripping sound.

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