Re: management companies
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (tamgoddesshome.com)
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 22:34:36 -0700 (MST)
I just want to make a quick statement that there are many groups who do all
this themselves, and do a fine job. It all depends on whether you have the
people who want to do it or not. It can definitely be done without hardship.

--
Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

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>From: "Rowenahc" <rowenahc [at] cs.com>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <cohousing-l [at] freedom2.mtn.org>
>Subject: RE: management companies
>Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2001, 4:01 PM
>

>
> What Eileen reports from Oak Creek Commons is very much the way we use a
> managment company at Cambridge Cohousing.  It is particularly important to
> get professional assistance in handling money - sending out bills,
> collections, making sure the taxes and the utilities are paid, etc.  You
> will find that no one in the community wants to be the one to dun the late
> payers!  A good management company will have automated systems for taking
> care of all this stuff.
>
> You can negotiate just how much you want the company to do.  For instance,
> we chose to do our own trash and recycling chores, landscaping and snow
> removal on internal paths.  The managment company takes care of minor chores
> automatically but when there are major expenditures to be made these are
> discussed in the regular monthly meeting the company representative has with
> our Managing Board, which in turn gets consensus from the residents.  You
> can work out your own mix.
>
> The management company has no business being involved in establishing rules
> and regulations!
>
>
> 

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