Re: Renters in Cohousing
From: Fiona Frank (fionafrankgmail.com)
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 09:25:21 -0700 (PDT)
Ah I see - that would be ‘lodgers’ for us.

On Friday, 30 July 2021, Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:

> > On Jul 30, 2021, at 8:55 AM, Fiona Frank <fionafrank [at] gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > We’re not allowed to have renters who aren’t members ! They have to do
> all
> > the hoops. We do however occasionally have lodgers and they can’t be
> > members so can’t use the common house or food store etc on their own -
> but
> > can if they are hosted
>
> Since you are in the UK, this may be the difference between renters and
> leasers in the US. “Renters" tend to mean renting a room from the owner who
> is still in residence.
>
> Leasers are people who rent when the owner is not there. They have full
> possession of the unit.
>
> We commonly refer to them as renters, too, but in fact they have different
> legal rights and responsibilities.
>
> Our leasers are automatically members and expected to be engaged community
> members.
>
> Renters have a choice. Some retain roommate status for years and are very
> involved. Others are here temporarily, some a few nights a week, and we may
> never see them unless they go to work at the same time or something.
>
> Sharon
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> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
> http://www.takomavillage.org
>
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