Re: New Member Screening
From: Tom Smyth (tomsassafras.coop)
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 10:05:54 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks so much!

On 18 May 2015 at 12:45, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:

>
> Tom -- some cohos have used a co-op legal structure which often seems more
> in line w/ cohousing than a condo.  Sometimes it's harder to get funding
> but I believe what used to be called the National Coop Bank is looking hard
> at funding cohousing communities so there may be some funding freed up
> there.
>
> I'm sure there are other legal structures available that are less
> mainstream than condo legal structure.  Diane Leafe Christian is the expert
> here.
>
> My intention is to make my presentation handouts available on line.  Now
> if I can get my intentions lined up w/  time remaining ... life will be
> wonderful.  I'll make an announcement here if all this works out!
>
>
> Best --
>
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 703.688.2646
>
> On May 18, 2015, at 12:37 PM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] sassafras.coop> wrote:
>
> >
> > I unfortunately won't be at the conference, but have you got this written
> > up somewhere?
> >
> > Also, do you or anyone know of any other legal structures that cohos have
> > used? Or are they all condos?
> >
> > On 18 May 2015 at 10:39, Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at] earthlink.net> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Hi Tom and all --
> >>
> >> If you are organized as a condominium you cannot by law restrict a sale
> or
> >> resale.   It's private property owned by an individual and a homeowner
> has
> >> the right to sell to whomever he/she wishes. (Exceptions:  race,
> religion,
> >> creed.)
> >>
> >>
> >> On May 18, 2015, at 9:42 AM, Tom Smyth <tom [at] sassafras.coop> wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>> Hello.
> >>>
> >>> Do any cohos have methods of screening prospective buyers? Are there
> >> legal
> >>> ways to refuse someone? On what grounds?
> >>>
> >>> How do cohos with waiting lists manage new buyers? Are there waiting
> >> lists?
> >>> Can the association have any say over who sells to who?
> >>>
> >>> I'm unclear on how much clout the bylaws can have over all of this and
> >>> where state law would override.
> >>>
> >>> Thanks.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Tom Smyth
> >>>
> >>> Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
> >>> Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change
> >>> sassafras.coop *·* @sassafrastech
> >>>
> >>> Resident, Touchstone Cohousing
> >>> touchstonecohousing.org
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
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> >
> >
> > --
> > Tom Smyth
> >
> > Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
> > Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change
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> >
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-- 
Tom Smyth

Worker-Owner, Sassafras Tech Collective
Specializing in innovative, usable tech for social change
sassafras.coop *·* @sassafrastech

Resident, Touchstone Cohousing
touchstonecohousing.org

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