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    I have an house that was converted to 2 flats in 1962. The environmental health officer has just told me I have to put a sink with hot and cold water in a separate toilet. This will be difficult as the floor is concrete and the toilet is too small for a sink.anyway. Can she enforce retrospective building regs?
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    #2
    Just put it in, not connected
    I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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      #3
      There are really tiny corner sinks these days.
      You can use plastic pipe around the skirting or walls and box it in. Concrete floor is no excuse.



      Freedom at the point of zero............

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        #4
        Also, you can get pan connectors with 1.25" waste inlets nowadays. I used one of these when I did this job.

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          #5
          you could try to source a Japanese toilet that has a sink on top of the cistern. No idea why we don't do that here...

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            #6
            How about one of those Japanese toilets that washes your bottom? Just jump up at the appropriate moment to wash your hands.

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              #7
              This is a basic hygiene issue - do it!

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