|Re: recruitment screening and rentals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: R Philip Dowds (rpdowdscomcast.net)|
|Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:53:39 -0700 (PDT)|
I am guessing that by "rental suites", you are referring to members who, in addition to the unit they will occupy themselves, also want to build and own one or more units that they will rent to others. On the whole, America is somewhat over-wrought with prejudices about ownership = good, tenancy = problems, or failure. It should not be surprising that national tenant-phobia translates into the cohousing culture. I personally think that rental units have roles to play in a healthy cohousing community. Nonetheless, be prepared for issues of taxation, of eventual absentee landlords, and of second-class citizen politics that may attend the rental presence. Diversity is almost always harder than uniformity, and that applies to modes of tenure as well. I have no idea how to screen for future problem neighbors -- or how to predict which candidates will eventually mesh with the cohousing lifestyle. At Cornerstone, we have some newcomer tenants who are among our most engaged participants, and some owner-founders who have dropped out of the picture. Go figure. RPD Sent from my iPad On Mar 13, 2013, at 1:42 PM, matt lowe <mattwglowe [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > Hi there fellow Cohousers, > > We're in the process of buiding a cohousing community and developing > policies. We are stumped on a few things: > > 1) When recruiting new members, how best to screen for potential problem > members? In other words how do we try to identify a person who would be a > problem member and respectfully deny their application? > > 2) Some of our members want to build rental suites. Rentals can reduce > the financial burden on the members and allow them to invite family members > to move in. On the flip side, rentals use community resources and provide > a financial advantage for only some of the community members. What do you > recomment here? > > Matt, Nelson Land Group > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > >
- recruitment screening and rentals matt lowe, March 13 2013
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