|Re: Low-cost Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Brian Bartholomew (bartholomew.brianyahoo.com)|
|Date: Mon, 4 May 2020 23:50:00 -0700 (PDT)|
> I understand there are building codes and restrictions for safety up > to a certain extent but beyond that, laws can be manipulated and > used for the [privileges] of those who can afford the play the legal > game at the expense you can't. Safety means keep the lead out of the drinking water, the sewage going to a treatment plant, and the electrical wires cool. But you can achieve that using an RV, a yurt, a trailer park, all sorts of ways. > If cost isn't the real barrier, if it's legal red tape and then > [bureaucracy] would we have to be willing to "break or bend" a few > laws to move this forward? I think the people who are bankrupt and about to be evicted because they have not been allowed to work should declare Force Majeure on the business, house, car, and credit card loans they are not able to pay. Surely someone will file a class action lawsuit to this effect with 70 million members in the class, and demand a stay of execution while it works its way through the courts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_majeure Force majeure is a common clause in contracts that essentially frees both parties from liability or obligation when an extraordinary event or circumstance beyond the control of the parties, such as a war, strike, riot, crime, epidemic or an event described by the legal term act of God, prevents one or both parties from fulfilling their obligations under the contract. In practice, most force majeure clauses do not excuse a party's non-performance entirely, but only suspend it for the duration of the force majeure. HOA's and cost-segregating zoning are other routes to achieve the same results as redlining. If some of this zoning and permitting goes unenforced because the number of "nonessential" scofflaws is too large to digest, then a lot of other marginally-housed will also benefit. Brian
- Low-cost Cohousing Sharon Villines, May 3 2020
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