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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

A concrete driveway - legal or not?
Home & Garden

Are concrete drives banned now?

Can you have a concrete drive laid? Chartered surveyor John Conlin responds.

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Electric fan by a window
Home & Garden

Why is our house always cold upstairs?

Our 1960s house is cold upstairs and too hot downstairs – what can we do?

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damp on wall
Home & Garden

Advice on replacing a discoloured wall

An outside wall is becoming discoloured – can it be fixed without using a builder?

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Hedge and garden tools
Home & Garden

Can I remove a hedge?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin on removing a hedge on a property boundary.

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The tools needed for drylining
Home & Garden

Drylining a bedroom

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises on dry-lining a bedroom.

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Damp rising in a house wall
Home & Garden

The issue of damp

Chartered Surveyor John Conlin advises on a host of damp issues.

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Curved window frames to represent curved 1930 metal framed windows
Home & Garden

Can I replace my curved 1930s windows?

Chartered surveyor John Conlin advises a reader on curved windowframes.

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Damp in a flat
Money

Notice to quit given after complaint

A reader is told to leave their rented home after complaint - John Conlin advises.

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A dark pub with chairs stacked on the tables to represent the pub closing
Home & Garden

Can we save our village pub?

Advice from chartered surveyor John Conlin could help.

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