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Low floor with terrace apartment, advantages/disadvantages?

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    Another +1 for this message, two of my friends have had to clear all sorts of filth off their canopies.

    Much better to get a rooftop if you want the extra outdoors space.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger
    Another +1 for this message, two of my friends have had to clear all sorts of filth off their canopies.

    Much better to get a rooftop if you want the extra outdoors space.
    Tbh, unless the rooftop is at a very high level and it doesn't have adjacent buildings that are higher, then you'll get similar litter problems.

    My rooftop is on the 6th floor, both sides has a higher building and I get lots of litter up there. Luckily I've not had any litter that has come into any contact with bodily fluids yet, but I get my fair bit of cigarette butts, chicken bones and plastic bags. I know the butts have been dropped by people in other buildings as I'm really the only one that uses the rooftop and I've strategically placed pots for butts around the place.

    Because of HK fire safety regulations, the doorway to the rooftop is not locked, and I have on occasions found people sleeping up there. Since I've installed very visible CCTV cameras at the stairway leading up to the rooftop, I haven't had anymore of these sleepers up there.

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    Yes, I have always had top-floor rooftops not overlooked by any others.

    But still had problems in the city with people going up there and leaving their own litter, due to the fire access you mention.

    It doesn't happen on village house rooftops, which is what I have now.


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    Commenters have been describing situations that I have not experienced, so for me this thread has been particularly interesting, surprising, and informative.

    What on earth is going through the minds of people when they throw used condoms or tampons out of the window?

    I think I can understand that it is simply convenient. I can understand that it is an expression of supreme selfishness. I can understand that an article ceases to exist for them the moment it is thrown away.

    But I think there may be other things which are harder to understand. I think it may sometimes be an expression of self-disgust Throw away my filthy spunk! and sometimes the opposite, an expression of self-love See my glorious menstrual blood!

    So on balance, I suppose the OP had better not live on a low floor with a large balcony.


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