|Provision for Exclusion||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Nigel Nathan (nsquaredgn.apc.org)|
|Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 06:04:24 -0500|
As our Amadea CoHousing project is fast approaching reality, it is time for me to come out of the lurkers closet. The trigger for this is a question from one of our members about something we hope will never happen but against which we feel we need to be prepared. We are setting up as a company limited by guarantee which will own the freeehold of our property and the members will purchase the leasehold of their unit and share of the commonhouse in what will be one integrated structure. Exclusion is not something to which we subscribe but it is possible to envision circumstances - and I have heard horror stories of such happenings - in which it is no longer appropriate or desirable for an individual or family to be part of the community. Instances could be an individual becoming long-term psychotic, growing (teenage?) children becoming unmanageable and disruptive. If the individual(s) are in denial about their behaviour it could well be beyond the capacity of the community to mediate. i.e. "Neighbours from Hell" What contingencies/mechanisms could be built into the constitution and/or leases to force the sale of a member's unit and the consequent separation of the individual(s) from the community and how could the circumstances under which this would happen be clearly defined? Does anyone have experience of such an instance and/or contingency safeguards? Nigel Nathan Reply to: <AmadeaCoHous [at] gn.apc.org> WebPage: "Community Living" at http:/www.ukonline.co.uk/bristol.goodwill/ ========================================================================= Amadea CoHousing Project where we have acquired a 2.5 acre brownfield site in Silverton, Devon subject to planning permission for a 20 unit structure ========================================================================= c/o 40 The Crescent, Earley, READING, RG6 7NN, U.K. Tel: +44-(0)118-962-6882; Fax: +44-(0)118-966-8092 Nigel <nsquared [at] gn.apc.org> ======================== Nigel Nathan 40 The Crescent Earley READING RG6 7NN U.K. Tel: +44-(0)118-962-6882 Fax: +44-(0)118-966-8092 ========================
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