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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

Free loft insulation ready to be put in a loft
Home & Garden

Can we get free loft insulation?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains the ECO scheme.

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A man carefully trims a shared hedge
Home & Garden

Can my neighbour remove the hedge?

If a neighbour wants to take out a shared hedge, what can you do?

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A builder outside a house
Home & Garden

What’s the difference between an estimate and a quotation?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin explains how estimates and quotations differ.

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A victorian style cast iron radiator
Home & Garden

Are cast iron radiators less effective?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises a reader on cast iron radiators.

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A collapsed area of ceiling
Home & Garden

The best fix for collapsed ceiling area

Charted Surveyor John Conlin gives his advice on overboarding vs crosslining.

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A Tudor listed property
Money

Listed properties and EPC assessments

Chartered surveyor John Conlin on why listed houses don't have EPC assessments.

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A holiday cottage in England
Money

Can someone illegally sell our house?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin answers a reader’s query about property fraud.

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A stack of important legal papers
Money

Can we DIY our house sale?

Our chartered surveyor’s advice on taking on the legalities of selling a house.

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A delivery man rings an entry phone
Home & Garden

Can I have more than one entry phone?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin’s advice on an extra entry phone receiver.

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