|Re: Assessments for Homes and their rental units||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mac Thomson (macthomsonme.com)|
|Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 11:26:35 -0800 (PST)|
Our assessments are based 50% on a per unit basis and 50% on a per person basis. It’s seems to be a pretty fair system, but obviously requires that we conduct a monthly census. That’s generally not much of a problem because most homes have the same people in them from month to month. But the count can be tricky and even contentious at times — e.g., a shared custody child who only lives part-time here, college kids who come and go, etc. Here’s the specific language from our Budget and Assessments agreement: > All homeowners are assessed monthly. Assessments are allocated 50% on a per > lot basis and 50% on a per person basis. For purposes of making this > calculation, the census of how many people are living in each home is updated > at the beginning of each month. Only people who intend to live here or do in > fact live here for less than 30 days are excluded from the census. That means > that anyone who intends to live here for 30 or more days gets included in the > census and also anyone who in fact lives here for 30 or more days gets > included in the census, regardless of their original intention. A person is > removed from the census if they intend to or do in fact move away for more > than 90 days. > > For purposes of updating the census, “staying” in someone’s home is > considered synonymous with “living” in someone’s home. Also, any definitions > such as Guest, Renter, Member, etc. from the Membership agreement have no > bearing on the census. It is simply a count of people living in each home, > presumably consuming community resources. > > The calculation works as follows: Fifty percent of the total assessments to > be collected is divided by the number of homes which have begun paying > assessments to arrive at the per home assessment. Fifty percent of the total > assessments to be collected is divided by the number of people living in the > community to arrive at the per person assessment. The per person assessment > is multiplied by the number of people in each home to arrive at the total per > person assessment for each home. The total per person assessment for each > home is added to the per home assessment to arrive at the total assessment to > be paid by each homeowner. > > Definition: Assessments are only those charges which are to be borne by the > entire community, not special charges for such things as duplex insurance, > carport maintenance, meals, etc. Special charges are paid by those receiving > the benefit. -- Mac Thomson Heartwood Cohousing Southwest Colorado http://www.heartwoodcohousing.com “We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ********************************************************** > On Nov 2, 2019, at 8:59 PM, Devrah Bennett <devrah.bennett [at] gmail.com> > wrote: > > Hi all, > > I have searched the archives and haven't been able to find any answers to > my question. > > We are considering restructuring how our assessments are allotted and would > like to know how other communities do it. > > We have an owners assessment and subunits (rentals) which is half of an > owners assessment. The issue comes in where some people don't receive rent > for their subunits (family living in the unit) and other people receive > rent for extra people in their home (no additional kitchen in use) and do > not pay a subunit fee. > > We are hoping to come up with a new system that is more fair across the > board. > > How does your community handle assessments? > > Thank in advance for your help, > > Devrah > sharingwood.net > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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