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Soon need to change the name of this forum to Nutcases I think [biggrin]

I left Warmeloh at 4.27am. drove 405 km. and was in the house at 9.10 am. how many km is that and hour?   On the Autobahn I was doing 70-80 MPH in the centre lane most of the time, although Lorries are banned there are certain ones allowed so had to get past them.

I stopped for 10 mins for us both to have a wee and that was all because every service station was full of lorries as they are banned at weekends, also many cars, unbelievable how many people are about at that time of morning.

I have to be really tough with myself now because the grass desperately need cutting at least twice because its, or rather, the weeds have grown so tall in 4 weeks, I have a couple of new trees growing in front of the dining room window and the fly catcher is full.   I must find a gardner .

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Pleased you got home safe and sound.  My gardener, who only cuts the grass front and back, hasn’t been for 5 weeks so had a go at strimming  yesterday. Got the back down a bit But needs more before it can be mown, not even attempting front. 
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It's because of the weeds I dislike gardening and would quite happily reside in an apartment. But then one usually has neighbours in close proximity and limited parking. Swings and roundabouts.

My ideal would be a small fire station beside the coast.

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It's because of the weeds I dislike gardening and would quite happily reside in an apartment. But then one usually has neighbours in close proximity and limited parking. Swings and roundabouts.

My ideal would be a small fire station beside the coast.

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It's because of the weeds I dislike gardening and would quite happily reside in an apartment. But then one usually has neighbours in close proximity and limited parking. Swings and roundabouts.

My ideal would be a small fire station beside the coast.

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Yerbut, you'd be knackered, Raymondo, from all those callouts in the middle of the night.

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I´m getting quite used to seeing the weeds [frown].

I was determined not to do anything today and I haven´t, watched some TV (German) fell. asleep and next thing Horst is at the open door.     He had cut the grass once while I was away and will do it again if I want, but I will see what Alex says tomorrow, apparently his wife likes gardening, but there is some heavy stuff to do like pulling out a hedge 2 meters square and still growing. Hans used to cut it twice a year, but this will be the third year its not had a proper cut, he was going to pull it out last year.

Motley is so pleased to be home bless him if only I'd had the video ready when he had been in for a few minutes, if the noises he was making were not to say its lovely to be home then I don´t know what they were for.  He is in the garden waiting for me to play again Horst had to play with him, he demanded it.  The grass is so long if he doesn't keep his ey on the ball he loses it.

Excuse me I am being badgered by a dog.

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Glad you’re home. So long as you don’t loose M in the long grass!
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I do not know if I have the right topic here but  I am posting in this area. Does any body have experience of dealing with restrictive covenants on land? The simple situation is that since 2004 we have parked our small motorhome on our freehold land which is part of a small private development. All this time we have been assured that the vehicle is permitted under the  covenant. Yesterday, newly arrived residents claim it is a caravan or commercial vehicle both of which are banned. We have already spoken to a lawyer who really only says nothing can be done until the residents "take action". So, how can we prove them wrong? Any recommendations of lawyers from experience? Sorry if this is in the wrong area for posting. RESCUE
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I think that unless the covenant specifically says motor caravan then you are ok
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Thanks for the reply.

No it does not say motor caravan. We checked! RESCUE

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Am I correct in assuming this is new neighbours Rescue? You mention your land is freehold, but I know some private developments have restrictions on silly things like clothes lines etc. If this is just a new neighbour deciding to complain, I would suggest the first action to take is to explain the motorhome has been parked there since 2004 and that there has never been an issue up until now......including with other neighbours. Let everyone else know about the problem! - Your new neighbours might not want to be ostracises by everyone for being so anti-social.

If you have already tried this, and it doesn’t work, I would do what you solicitor says.....and wait! Just carry on parking your van and see what happens. As Kev says, if motorhomes are not specifically mentioned in the covenant you should be ok anyway. however, we had friends whose parents lived on a private development in Surrey and they were not allowed to grow plants over 2‘ high in their front garden! - Covenants can be tricky.  

As yourself if these people will really want the expense of involving solicitors etc? Unless you are blocking their view I doubt it.


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Yes, new neighbours! We have involved other neighbours but to no avail. Some are very sympathetic though. We are not  blocking any views - we live in urban West Midlands. We have contacted another specialist lawyer and are awaiting his/her reply. We appreciate all the replies. RESCUE
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Much as I thought Rescue. - New neighbours!

You are wise to contact a specialist lawyer.  You will be wasting your money if it is just someone who does wills, conveyancing etc! If you use a specialist they might find a loophole......something like a LDC (Lawful Development Certificate in planning), but related to a covenant. - A LDC won’t work for you, but I bet there is something that after 16 years of ’home parking’ a good lawyer will find! 

What horrid new neighbours! You have my sympathy.

Do let us know how you get on. 


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I have had a similar problem for 15 years when a new Parisiene neighbour moved in and objected to campers on my own land. But perseverance and getting the neighbours and local Mayor involved won the day. But thats in France.

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We  have now contacted 2 specialist lawyers and we are in the process of seeing which one comes up trumps. Looks like we are going to pay for those services quite a decent bit of money!  Such is life.

We will update as soon as we know anything. Thanks all.

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When we moved here 15 years ago we were advised to take out a legal insurance, we were very glad we did, several times we have needed a lawyer and the insurance paid up each time.

Look at the state of the Navajo roof, well this is after the cleaning began.  Over 4 weeks under Oak tree during heat,  wind & rain.

And that's my little 14 year old helper, he is very willing and as he spends a lot of time with his grandad Horst he is also very practical.

Although on the photo the front looks pretty clean, it isn´t and its a pain to get to.

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That’s very useful having a young willing helper like that. He’ll get it looking new again. Does he speak any English, I suppose he’s bound to be learning it at school, you can teach each other’s language in trade as well?
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That’s very useful having a young willing helper like that. He’ll get it looking new again. Does he speak any English, I suppose he’s bound to be learning it at school, you can teach each other’s language in trade as well?


I have taught him a little phrase today Simon "in my hand"    [biggrin]  He was playing with Motley and Motley has to put the ball in his hand which of course he does with me, but sometimes he has to be reminded.
He isn´t very good at English in school he told me, only gets a 4 and the way they mark here 1 is the best.  I learnt the word Seil a rope.   We will be of benefit to each other.

By the way, he didn't have a mobile phone with him.

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Rescue ... we had our motorhome parked on our driveway, and so did our neighbour. No issues even though Caravans and commercial vehicles were forbidden under the estate covenant. But then nobody complained!
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Thats it Catherine and James. 
We happily hosted RV club members in their motorhomes for many years and then a new neighbour moved in and all hell let lose. 
She found some ancient Napoleon law where such activities within 500m of an 'Ancient Monument' were forbidden. We have had 15 years of her calling the police and generally making life unpleasant.

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I have taught him a little phrase today Simon "in my hand"    [biggrin]  He was playing with Motley and Motley has to put the ball in his hand which of course he does with me, but sometimes he has to be reminded.
He isn´t very good at English in school he told me, only gets a 4 and the way they mark here 1 is the best.  I learnt the word Seil a rope.   We will be of benefit to each other.

By the way, he didn't have a mobile phone with him.


and also from the German - ab + seil = abseil = which we use for coming down by rope 

ab = from
seil = rope 

don’t you just love words and their roots 

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You’re on the ball this morning geoff 😂
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and also from the German - ab + seil = abseil = which we use for coming down by rope 

ab = from
seil = rope 

don’t you just love words and their roots 


Your abseil I think is pronounced ab-sale isn´t it?

This is pronounced ab-zile. as in file, bile etc.

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Indeed, anglicised it is absale 
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