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Allegedly, hanging one's washing out in the garden ruins the aesthetic look of the place [shock]

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TerriBull Fri 23-Apr-21 15:19:47

So Edinburgh residents were told by a building developer. A "no washing outside" clause has been written into their title deeds. Completely unreasonable imo. Their gardens their private space!

Where would Naples be without it's washing ???

Any opinions on drying washing outside ? Personally I'm all in favour.

Whitewavemark2 Fri 23-Apr-21 15:25:07

Yes I do, but not in the garden, we have a utility area and the washing gets hung up there.

Seems a shame to be prescriptive about washing on private land though.

What would happen if people ignored the clause I wonder? I guess you will always gets some misery complaining.

Sounds like GN😀

Mapleleaf Fri 23-Apr-21 15:27:05

I wouldn't buy one of those properties - and I can think of a suitable place to stick those title deeds! 😂

felice Fri 23-Apr-21 15:27:12

Here in Brussels it is illegal to hang washing where it can be overlooked.
It comes from the 40/50s when there were a lot of migrants into the city and they strung washing lines across the streets above the Trams,,, wee bit dangerous.
An English friend who had just moved here put a whirly thing in the garden and had the police at her door within a week.
I would love to put a washing line in our garden but no chance.

Calendargirl Fri 23-Apr-21 15:30:08

I would hate not to be able to hang my own washing out in my own garden.

Difficult in communal properties or similar, but people who think it lowers the tone, well I’ve no time for them.

tanith Fri 23-Apr-21 15:33:02

My washing is hung in the garden all the time I wouldn’t buy something without outside space to enjoy including hanging out the washing.

TerriBull Fri 23-Apr-21 15:36:56

"people who think it lowers the tone, well I've no time for them" Exactly! my thoughts too Calendargirl.

Puzzler61 Fri 23-Apr-21 15:39:55

It’s satisfying to see your fresh washing blowing on the line outside. My line is behind our garage so offends nobody.
I’m not keen on seeing a line of grey washing (if you know what I mean), or washing that has been hanging outside for days 😱

Riggie Fri 23-Apr-21 15:40:00

I rented a flat whwre there was nowhere to hang washing outsoors. Several people put up a line in their garage and left the door open. I couldn't as the owner had some property in there and I was worried about it being stolen if I left the door open. Luckily I had a dryer.

Kate1949 Fri 23-Apr-21 15:42:34

Mine's out on the line as we speak. I love how the clothes smell when they've been dried in the fresh air.

Elegran Fri 23-Apr-21 15:44:36

It isn't the whole of the city, in spite of the headlines, just a couple of new developments. The developers must fancy themselves posher than Morningside. I hope the buyers read their deeds carefully before signing, and buy somewhere less Hyacinth Bucket.

BlueBelle Fri 23-Apr-21 15:49:30

Well I m a down to earth person and my washing goes out in the sun
When I lived in HK all the windiws of the high rises had three or four rails outside with their washing on
I too wouldn’t buy somewhere with such silly rules

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 23-Apr-21 15:53:25

30 years ago a colleague had the same clause in a town house that she bought, so it isn’t a new ‘thing’, just unreasonable, there are some new estates that don’t allow you to park near to your house at all, if you stop to unload your shopping, a camera picks it up and you are fined.

GrannySomerset Fri 23-Apr-21 15:58:19

Doesn’t sit well in the fight against climate change, does it? Washing dried outside costs nothing and uses no electricity. Simples!

Blossoming Fri 23-Apr-21 16:01:33

What a stuck-up notion! I’d be demanding a drying green.

hazel93 Fri 23-Apr-21 16:01:45

My thoughts exactly GrannyS.

Summerlove Fri 23-Apr-21 16:05:29

There are many communities in North America where hanging out laundry is illegal.

Done to keep out the “undesirables”

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 23-Apr-21 16:07:57

When we used to holiday in Florida the houses that we rented often had a huge garage with a clothes line in it, plus a tumble dryer, no outdoor washing lines over there either.

AGAA4 Fri 23-Apr-21 16:18:21

I like to see a line of washing blowing in the breeze. Can't find anything offensive in washing drying outside.

Maggiemaybe Fri 23-Apr-21 16:22:09

GrannySomerset

Doesn’t sit well in the fight against climate change, does it? Washing dried outside costs nothing and uses no electricity. Simples!

Spot on, GrannySomerset!

I wouldn't be happy living in a place with such silly, superficial rules. All fur coat and no knickers comes to mind.

Charleygirl5 Fri 23-Apr-21 16:28:41

I lower the tone even more by also hanging out underwear and nightdresses.

Lucca Fri 23-Apr-21 16:31:22

TerriBull

So Edinburgh residents were told by a building developer. A "no washing outside" clause has been written into their title deeds. Completely unreasonable imo. Their gardens their private space!

Where would Naples be without it's washing ???

Any opinions on drying washing outside ? Personally I'm all in favour.

That’ll be Morningside no doubt.

Puzzler61 Fri 23-Apr-21 16:33:18

Oopsadaisy has just reminded me of holidaying in Florida.
We went for 3 weeks and midway we arrived on Anna Maria island and wanted to wash some clothes.
Draped them over railings at the front of the apartment, and a voice boomed out of a sound system “Get that darn Laundry in - no Laudry allowed outside!!”
I felt like a naughty schoolgirl.

grannysyb Fri 23-Apr-21 16:35:58

Love hanging out the washing, but never do on a Sunday, my mother was the same !

AmberSpyglass Fri 23-Apr-21 16:38:49

Given how warm it’s been here lately, I feel sorry for them!