Hanging washing out

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Found 5th Jun
I am looking at a title deed for a property and it states that washing can not be hung out on the weekends and bank holidays. This is an old restriction on the deed but I can not see why such a restriction would ever have been added?

I don't think it is religious as that would be Sundays and not Saturday and Bank Holidays. I can't see this ever being enforceable but wonder what could possibly be the history of such an odd restriction?
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It'll be religious - ignore it, title deed conditons are merely civil matters anyway - you really think someone's going to take you to court of hanging out your washing?
moob27 m ago

It'll be religious - ignore it, title deed conditons are merely civil …It'll be religious - ignore it, title deed conditons are merely civil matters anyway - you really think someone's going to take you to court of hanging out your washing?


i doubt the neighbours would ever see the washing as the back garden fence are high so they would only see it from an upstairs window. they probably would not even know of its existence unless they themselves have such restrictions on their deed.

i fully intend to hang the washing out on these days if it is not raining but just puzzled what could have instigated such a restriction. it also has no fowl can be kept on the land but this will never be a problem for us as we don't plan to keep chickens in the back yard.
I had the same on a house in Hemel Hempstead. And I can't keep chickens at my current address.
Tis rubbish, ignore and hang your clothes
Edited by: "darlodge" 5th Jun
Old house? Subdivided from large property?

In our last house someone had hunting rights over our back garden. Current house the Duchy of Lancaster owns the mineral and oil rights to the land at the front.

I know someone who has a thing about not being able to grow certain plants (that one was a property that used to be part of an estate that included a specialist plant breeder - they didn't want any interaction with their seeds).

Loads of interesting stuff in old deeds.

If something worries you check if the clause is in favour of a specific party - ie who can enforce it?

You can come unstuck on these things. I know of an ongoing dispute because someone has built an extension over a neighbours right of way - may result in the extension being knocked down.
I have some restrictions in how many orgies I can host per month!
terriclarkfan1 h, 46 m ago

I had the same on a house in Hemel Hempstead. And I can't keep chickens at …I had the same on a house in Hemel Hempstead. And I can't keep chickens at my current address.


thinking about it, it is actually beneficial not to allow chickens to be kept on the land as roosters kept in the neighbourhood can make a racket in the mornings crowing. hopefully if we are not allowed to keep chickens, the neighbours will be in the same position and won't be able to keep chickens either.
mas991 h, 8 m ago

Old house? Subdivided from large property?In our last house someone had …Old house? Subdivided from large property?In our last house someone had hunting rights over our back garden. Current house the Duchy of Lancaster owns the mineral and oil rights to the land at the front.I know someone who has a thing about not being able to grow certain plants (that one was a property that used to be part of an estate that included a specialist plant breeder - they didn't want any interaction with their seeds).Loads of interesting stuff in old deeds.If something worries you check if the clause is in favour of a specific party - ie who can enforce it?You can come unstuck on these things. I know of an ongoing dispute because someone has built an extension over a neighbours right of way - may result in the extension being knocked down.


sounds like this may explain its past, that it may have been part of another large plot of land where the main owner does not want to see washing hung out on his days off work
my mum won't let me hang her washing out on a Sunday and I thought that was bonkers!
joesmum11 m ago

my mum won't let me hang her washing out on a Sunday and I thought that …my mum won't let me hang her washing out on a Sunday and I thought that was bonkers!


Its illegal in parts of Germany and Switzerland.
mas9911 m ago

Its illegal in parts of Germany and Switzerland.


when i googled washing not allowed to be hung out to dry on weekends, all that came up was that the Germans did not hang their washing out on Sundays because of religious reasons.

i think the jewish faith also prohibits working on a saturday but the bank holidays threw me, but i suppose bank holidays include christmas, boxing day and easter, which would be religious.
mutley115 m ago

when i googled washing not allowed to be hung out to dry on weekends, all …when i googled washing not allowed to be hung out to dry on weekends, all that came up was that the Germans did not hang their washing out on Sundays because of religious reasons.i think the jewish faith also prohibits working on a saturday but the bank holidays threw me, but i suppose bank holidays include christmas, boxing day and easter, which would be religious.


telegraph.co.uk/new…tml

newlyswissed.com/11-…ws/
Nothing like the Town Police Clauses Act 1847. I am sure there's a bit about washing lines in there, although it's been a long time since I've read it!
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