|Re: Membership definitions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane Simpson (dqsworld.std.com)|
|Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 22:57:26 -0500|
I am disappointed that no lawyer on the list responded to this question. I just returned from a condo conversion seminar and that is why I am particularly attuned to this question. If you are talking about "membership definitions" the first thing you have to ask yourself is..."membership of what?" Are you a member of a forming group? A cooperative? Or a condominium association? The rules are different for each one. The lawyer at tonight's presentation was very clear that there are specific legal rights that accrue to members of a condominium association. Rob raised an interesting point when he said: 'However, lest we put too much stock in the legal documents, Rob reminds us that while we need some legal definition somewhere, "you can create your own membership and group process outside of these documents, almost all groups do. Just be sure the banks don't see this if you document it." ' I am wondering what would happen if a situation arose that somehow involved the banks, and the groups' "rules and regs" were not in agreement with the condo documents. Has anyone on this list ever run into that situation? How did you handle it? --Diane:-) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >"Membership" affects several things, which can be divided into 3 >categories, each of which should be done differently: >- Decision-making - by consensus, where individuals have blocking power but >the "fallback" voting, if any, may be by "owners" >- Allocation of Capital Costs - by unit/household >- Allocation of Operating Costs - there was no firm recommendation from >list-members; some say by individual, some say by household. I suggest by >individual. @@ DQS [at] WORLD.STD.COM @@ @@@@ Diane Simpson http://world.std.com/~dqs @@@@ | | COHOUSING NEXUS | | | "| 263 Chestnut Ave. #1 |" | | V| Boston, MA 02130-4436 617-522-2209 |V | +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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