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    The quiet life in a child-free village

    "Residents of Firhall, built in the early Noughties on the outskirts of Nairn in the Highlands, must abide by certain rules. The deeds for their properties prohibit the keeping of ducks, rabbits, pigeons and bees. Households are allowed to have one dog - but controversially no resident children. To own a house in Firhall you must be over 45 years old. Grandchildren and the children of friends can visit and stay, but there are even limits on how often this happens."

    See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...s/10476754.stm (and, no, I can't act as a booking agent- not even during school holidays).
    JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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      I hope that one of the residents decides to keep a hippopotamus.
      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
      1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
      2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
      3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
      4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
        I hope that one of the residents decides to keep a hippopotamus.

        Or an evasive UKIP candidate, although a hippo would probably easier to please
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          Do you have hippopotamic experience upon which to draw?
          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
          1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
          3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
          4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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            Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
            Do you have hippopotamic experience upon which to draw?
            Not direct experience, but I do have experience of:

            (i) living with toddlers and teenagers
            (ii) feeding large numbers of hungry people at the same time
            (iii) trying to communicate with you!
            (iv) a love of David Attenbrough wildlife documentaries
            (v) a drive to make useful connections
            (vi) a good imagination

            so I reckon, all put together, it gives me the edge!
            'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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              That'd be the river's edge (what with 'hippopotamus' meaning 'river horse', then).
              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
              4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                That'd be the river's edge (what with 'hippopotamus' meaning 'river horse', then).

                You'd know about edges, I suppose.
                'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                  Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                  You'd know about edges, I suppose.
                  Better: U2'd know about The Edge.
                  JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                  2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
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                    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                    Better: U2'd know about The Edge.
                    I must disagree on that one.
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                      Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                      I must disagree on that one.
                      His real name is Dave Evans- not so glamorous, that, and only a little up from being called Barry Brunton.
                      JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                      1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                      2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                      3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
                      4. *- Contact info: click on my name (blue-highlight link).

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                        Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
                        His real name is Dave Evans- not so glamorous, that, and only a little up from being called Barry Brunton.
                        Not long ago you thought 'Barry Brunton' was a perfectly respectable name and not in the least boring or anoroaky.
                        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                          So it's entirely your fault that my viewpoint was changed. Shame on you.
                          JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
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                          2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
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                            My ears appear to be burning.

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                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              not in the least boring or anoroaky.
                              Is that like Phil Oakey [Human League]?
                              JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                              1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                              2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                              3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
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                                Originally posted by Barry Brunton View Post
                                My ears are burning.
                                Like Desmond Dekka and The Aces: "Me ears are alight."
                                JEFFREY SHAW, solicitor [and Topic Expert], Nether Edge Law*
                                1. Public advice is believed accurate, but I accept no legal responsibility except to direct-paying private clients.
                                2. Telephone advice: see http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=34638.
                                3. For paid advice about conveyancing/leaseholds/L&T, contact me* and become a private client.
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