Ask Samuele: November 2020

This month, Tony from Teddington asks… Dear Samuele, Where’s my bloody stopcock? It seems to be in a different location in every house I’ve lived in. Kind regards, Tony Samuele says: Ciao, Tony! And grazie mille for your question. I’m glad you asked, because this is one of those things that most people don’t even think about – until they discover a leak and suddenly need to switch off the water supply to prevent a Read More…

Ask Samuele: October 2020

This month, Maria from Twickenham asks… Dear Samuele, Every time I take a shower, my husband thinks it’s the funniest thing in the world to start doing the washing up. He delights in my screams as the water runs freezing cold. How can I stop this from happening? And can you suggest a way to stop my husband from playing these childish pranks? Kind regards, Maria Samuele says: Ciao, Maria! And grazie mille for your Read More…

Ask Samuele: September 2020

This month, Anastasia from Ealing asks… Dear Samuele, I’d like to earn a little extra income renting out the spare bedroom in my house. Is there anything I need to consider regarding gas safety legislation? Kind regards, Anastasia with the spare bedroom Samuele says: Ciao, Anastasia! And grazie mille for your question. Well done for carefully considering this important issue. Even though you are just renting out one room, you will still need a Landlord Read More…