|Re: Calif attorney recommendation?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Carol Agate (carolagatemac.com)|
|Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 17:47:11 -0700 (PDT)|
Sharon-They are non-profits, but because they are for the benefit of the owners they are not the same as non-profits for the public good. (Even though that might be arguable in the case of cohousing :-))
I haven't looked into the bylaws yet. My first priority is to take care of the incorporation. A local community college has free legal consultations for non-profits, and I have an appointment next week. I hope to get some guidance from their lawyer.
Carol On May 21, 2008, at 11:30 AM, Sharon Villines wrote:
On May 21, 2008, at 12:35 PM, Carol Agate wrote:condominium developments in CA are mutual benefit corporations.Are these non-profits? And many state websites are very complete and clearly written. When I was researching laws on Reserve Studies, i was particularly impressed with California's laws. Have you looked at any books for the bylaws? I would think the provisions in the landlord/rental section would be helpful in giving you things to think about regarding community rules and things you will probably have problems with. In many ways I feel like we are landlords. We have to deal with the problems of our neighbors as if they were renters. Except they aren't and we can't throw them out. If we had known that few cohousers are created in our own self image, I think we would have written some passages a bit less ambiguously. Another problem is discussing the same topic in two or three places in the Bylaws. When we argue about what the Bylaws say, it is usually because one person is reading a different passage than the other. For articles on landlord/tenant relations and laws: http://www.nolo.com/articleByCat.cfm/catId/5944A0DA-71B3-49EA-BF5D300558FB66A9 Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- Calif attorney recommendation? Fred H Olson, May 21 2008
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