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http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-38481134.html

its a house, not too badly priced for the area, but this is in the main description and title

TWO BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE FOR THE UNDER 35's!

We are pleased to offer as a chain free sale, this 'Coltens built' two bedroom mid terrace town house situated in this convenient location

err, why under 35's?

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That entire Eastlands development has an under 35 covenent that applies at time of sale.

Perfectly entitled to keep it once you roll over 35, but when you come to sell it has to be to someone who is then under 35. I'd imagine the idea was to create some 'affordable' housing for the under 35s, as it restricts the selling opportunities considerably.

This not done elsewhere then?

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That entire Eastlands development has an under 35 covenent that applies at time of sale.

Perfectly entitled to keep it once you roll over 35, but when you come to sell it has to be to someone who is then under 35. I'd imagine the idea was to create some 'affordable' housing for the under 35s, as it restricts the selling opportunities considerably.

This not done elsewhere then?

Interesting concept. Is there anything to stop an under 35 BTLer renting them out on a higher than average yield?

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That entire Eastlands development has an under 35 covenent that applies at time of sale.

Perfectly entitled to keep it once you roll over 35, but when you come to sell it has to be to someone who is then under 35. I'd imagine the idea was to create some 'affordable' housing for the under 35s, as it restricts the selling opportunities considerably.

This not done elsewhere then?

Surely there's a legal statute against this form of age discrimination covenant?

Isn't one's state of biological decrepitude equally as valid as the degree of melanism of one's epidermis, or preponderance of sociodevelopmental theism traits?

Even if one were to try to construct a philosophical argument singling out temporal variation within a species for special exclusion, I fail to see any validity.

Has Tesco started to put age specific prices on carrots and turnips yet?

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Interesting concept. Is there anything to stop an under 35 BTLer renting them out on a higher than average yield?

Don't know. There wouldn't be much point though, beating the average BH25 yield can be obtained more simply by going 12 miles west to Bournemouth.

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I can see some point in older-people-only developments, at least those kitted out to deal with the infirmities of age.

When I suggested that I had little short of death threats on here.

Despite the fact it makes complete common sense. I was compared to the people who ran the Nazi death camps IIRC.

Basically my idea was based on a Butlins the size a city, located in Cornwall.

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Heh. Just as ugly as the Saga ghettos.

I can see some point in older-people-only developments, at least those kitted out to deal with the infirmities of age. And young people where there's a natural community, as in student halls. But this looks like pure ghettoism!

While under 35s developments are a completely new concept to me, I can see the benefits.

When I was very young, my parents moved towns, and we moved into a new development of houses, as did many other similarly aged young families. I grew up playing with other children of a similar age, running between each others back gardens, and houses for play time, and there was also a large grass area that the houses were built around, providing a safe general play area. Anyone that was a tiny bit old and grumpy would have looked at the place and ruled it out straightaway (apart from, maybe Mr Saville...) because of the guaranteed noise of children playing.

I'm guessing that this "under 35's" development offers a similar environment - lots of children to make friends with, a mutual support for new parents, and potentially baby sitting arrangement for young families, and becasue of the people there, local businesses that might be tailored to their lifestyle (maybe the local surestart facilities are a quick pushchair walk away, or the more adventurous takeaways are nearby for example)

While I'm not pro ghettoisation per se, I can also see the benefit of ghettos for old people. We have american relations, and relatives in their late 80s are in an old people's community - it's a very different set up, because the levels of service are very different to anything that would be provided over here, but if it's needed, they can arrange for 24 hr nurse care, or assistance (if one of them has had a fall for example), there are plenty of social facilities, a laundry service, restaurant/canteen facilities for if they don't want to cook, etc. It's kind of like independent living meets student halls, and from what I can tell, it works well. I'd love it if the grandparents could move to somewhere closeish by, that provided a certain level of security (this on it's own would be worth a lot - someone to keep an eye out for unwanted salespeople and worse...),that had an easy way for them to socialise, and that if they needed sudden care for one reason or another, it was easy to arrange.

The 60ish yr old US relatives have just recently bought in a separate older living town - you can't move there till you're over 55, and while they have to drive a few miles out to find restaurants they like to eat at (the local food is a bit tame, and for the more... vintage pallate) the facilities etc are exceelent, and geared to people at a certain point in their life.

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While under 35s developments are a completely new concept to me, I can see the benefits.

When I was very young, my parents moved towns, and we moved into a new development of houses, as did many other similarly aged young families. I grew up playing with other children of a similar age, running between each others back gardens, and houses for play time, and there was also a large grass area that the houses were built around, providing a safe general play area. Anyone that was a tiny bit old and grumpy would have looked at the place and ruled it out straightaway (apart from, maybe Mr Saville...) because of the guaranteed noise of children playing.

I'm guessing that this "under 35's" development offers a similar environment - lots of children to make friends with, a mutual support for new parents, and potentially baby sitting arrangement for young families, and becasue of the people there, local businesses that might be tailored to their lifestyle (maybe the local surestart facilities are a quick pushchair walk away, or the more adventurous takeaways are nearby for example)

While I'm not pro ghettoisation per se, I can also see the benefit of ghettos for old people. We have american relations, and relatives in their late 80s are in an old people's community - it's a very different set up, because the levels of service are very different to anything that would be provided over here, but if it's needed, they can arrange for 24 hr nurse care, or assistance (if one of them has had a fall for example), there are plenty of social facilities, a laundry service, restaurant/canteen facilities for if they don't want to cook, etc. It's kind of like independent living meets student halls, and from what I can tell, it works well. I'd love it if the grandparents could move to somewhere closeish by, that provided a certain level of security (this on it's own would be worth a lot - someone to keep an eye out for unwanted salespeople and worse...),that had an easy way for them to socialise, and that if they needed sudden care for one reason or another, it was easy to arrange.

The 60ish yr old US relatives have just recently bought in a separate older living town - you can't move there till you're over 55, and while they have to drive a few miles out to find restaurants they like to eat at (the local food is a bit tame, and for the more... vintage pallate) the facilities etc are exceelent, and geared to people at a certain point in their life.

Sounds sensible. After all, if people are buying into it, they must like it.

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