Re: allocation of common costs
From: Anno Langen (
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1998 14:56:43 -0500
At Berkeley Cohousing we track meals, office, guest room, laundry separately
by use. The cost of water is allocated per person. Insurance and about 45%
of replacement reserve contribution is allocated by square feet. All
remaining common costs are allocated by household.

I cant really justify it. It evolved that way. There may be tax implications
for allocating by use.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephanie Fassnacht <fassnach [at]>
Date: Friday, July 31, 1998 11:30 AM
Subject: allocation of common costs

>  I know that this subject has been addressed before, but in looking
>through several years of archives, I couldn't find it.  So, I'm coming
>to the list to ask for your advice.
>  Village Cohousing in Madison, WI is trying to come up with the best
>way to allocate common operating expenses.  The same scheme would
>probably also be applied to common outlays of other sorts.
>  How have other groups allocated these costs?  per household?  adult?
>square footage?  number of bedrooms?   What's worked and what hasn't?
>  Many thanks,
>Stephanie Fassnacht

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