|renters policies||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Witten & Fitch (lllcrocker.com)|
|Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 21:01:09 -0600 (MDT)|
Is their any community out there with a clear policy about renter use of commonhouse facilities. I am particularly interested in laundry use: are your members billed for laundry use, and are renters billed at same or higher rate? We, at Pioneer Valley Cohousing, never anticipated renter use when we set laundry fees, and now of course we have renters within the community. Our renters usually become very active members of the community, so there is a good deal of reluctance to treat them differently, or unfairly. To encourage communal laundry use, we had wanted to keep laundry fees low. So, we had figured that our monthly condo fees would cover machine repairs and the laundry fees would cover fuel use only. Last I remember, we were charging about 10 cents a load! So in a real way, my condo fees are paying for someone else's renter depreciating our machines. And of course, I do not have the financial gain that the "landlord" gets. >From Laura, a lonely advocate for raising the costs for renter's use.
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