|Re: rentals in small cmties||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Bonnie Fergusson (fergyb2yahoo.com)|
|Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 11:38:02 -0700 (PDT)|
We too have had very good luck for the most part with renters in our community of 20 units, 1 of our units has been rented for the last few years and we also have one member who rents a room in his unit out. In both cases the various renters over the years have participated in the community meals and workdays and we have not had many problems with them. In some cases the renters have been sadly missed when they go and we have sought to keep them involved. We make the owner responsible for $ collection for the common dinners in the case of the room rental, and this is in response to difficulty in collecting from a former renter after they moved out. I would imagine if you got too high a proportion of renters it might be different, certainly banks look disapprovingly on high renter percentages in condo units, but at the 1 or 2 out of 20 level we have it hasn't been a problem. It helps that the owner who rents out his unit is very involved in cohousing and has always sought to rent to folk interested in and compatable with cohousing values. Bonnie Swan's Market Cohousing Oakland,CA __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005 http://mail.yahoo.com
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