RE: community approval of new owners/members
From: Jenny Williams (
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 12:08:18 -0800 (PST)
Manzanita Village Cohousing in Prescott, AZ, has a participation
agreement that anyone must sign before they can buy a lot, a house, or
sign a rental agreement.  It basically states that you intend to
participate in the community, and it is expected that you at least
participate in a couple of different ways.


-----Original Message-----
From: t.lanphar [at] [mailto:t.lanphar [at]] 
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2006 12:44 PM
To: cohousing-l [at]
Subject: [C-L]_ community approval of new owners/members

What are some ways that communities have approved/accepted/welcomed new
owners?  Have any communities required community 'approval' of potential
buyers, or established voluntary agreements that do that?  If so, what
are some legal implications? FAQs mentions 'right of
first refusal' and voluntary agreements not to sell to people that won't
participate in the community.  What are appropriate 'hurdles' for a
perspective buyer to get over?

I live in a small (11 household) cohousing community in Northern
California and we want to preserve our community culture.

Tom _________________________________________________________________
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