|CID assessments paying for social events||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: OCC11NG (normangausscharter.net)|
|Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 09:34:28 -0800 (PST)|
Common Interest Development law authorizes HOA's to assess community members to pay for upkeep of the common elements of the development. Does the law also authorize the HOA to raise dues to pay for social programs? The primary purpose of CID's is to enable residents to jointly own common elements for the mutual enjoyment of its members. With the cohousing movement, there also exists a pattern of assessing members for social programs. The law does not recognize a cohousing organization as being any different than an ordinary CID. I can agree that social interaction is a major goal with cohousing organizations and deserves funding. But I am not sure that CID's have the legal authority to assess their members to pay for social programs. When an owner agrees to the financial obligations of an ordinary HOA, there usually is no expectation that social programs will be an integral part of the experience of living in the development. Our new owners were not told of this activity nor the necessity of funding it. It seems to me that since there is no expectation that new members are expected to contribute to social programs, there is no reason why they should be held delinquent if they do not pay that portion of the dues allocation to these purposes. Can somebody clear this up for me? Norm Gauss
CID assessments paying for social events OCC11NG, November 7 2005
- Re: CID assessments paying for social events Sharon Villines, November 7 2005
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