Monday, 3 February 2014

Meanwhile, on Planet Zog...

From The Evening Standard:

A resident of “Billionaires’ Row” today said it is “great” that a third of all properties in the area lie empty because it gives locals peace and quiet. Pablo Teixeira, 35, is one of a dwindling number of full-time residents on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, north London…

Mr Teixeira, 35, who lives in an £8 million, 12-bedroom house that his parents in Brazil bought five years ago, said his neighbours pay enough tax to do as they wish with their properties.

He said: “If they buy the property they can do what they like with it. It is up to them. It isn’t a scam, they are not taking anything from anybody. They pay a lot of tax to afford a property here. Council tax is extremely expensive. I understand the curiosity but people shouldn’t be poking their noses in it.”