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1. Re: Legal Expenses: Average Cost (score: 30)
Author: Craig Ragland <>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2008 09:57:41 -0700 (PDT)
Louis, Are you engaging with the Canadian Cohousing Network on questions like this? When I once spoke with some U.S. Cohousing Professionals about a different Canadian issue,...

2. RE: Legal agreements + info on Cascade CoHousing (score: 28)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 93 09:46 CST
I am working on a Cohousing Resouce Guide which will include pointers to legal documents. If you would be interested in helping other groups find legal stuff, send me a message sometime with what you...

3. Re: Pre-Paid Legal Services (score: 28)
Author: fertilezone <>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 15:51:45 -0500
considering this (Pre-Paid Legal Service). -- I understand how you feel. 10 years ago private practitioners hated HMO's for changing their world. And now these pre-paid legal plans are doing the same...

4. Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 24)
Author: Evdavwes <>
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 19:44:33 -0700 (PDT)
Hello, cohousing listserv, I am a member of Westwood Cohousing in Asheville, NC, built in 1997-98. (_www.westwoodcohousing.com_ ( ). I apologize in advance for the l...

5. Re: Legal powers vs desired values (score: 23)
Author: Philip Dowds <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 03:34:02 -0700 (PDT)
Each State has its own body of enabling legislative describing the powers and duties of an HOA or condo association; each association has distinctive bylaws that interpret and Implement (hopefully, c...

6. Re: handling legal matters (score: 23)
Author: David Heimann <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 19:55:32 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Muriel, At Jamaica Plain Cohousing it's the Board that responds to legal challenges and engages legal counsel (with consensus from plenary, of course). While the Board functions as one of our f...

7. Legal Advice Scams (score: 23)
Author: fertilezone <>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 18:13:42 -0500
Don't sign anything without the approval of an Attorney. Get yourself the best RE attorney you can find .. you need proper legal advice. -- Is there a well recommended "do-it-yourself book" that addr...

8. Re: Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 23)
Author: Sharon Villines <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:09:49 -0700 (PDT)
I would love to hear how other communities are organized. Are your monthly (or other regular) meetings official meetings of the HOA? Have any of you developed the structure envisioned in the "Westwoo...

9. Re: Re legal structure and function of monthly community meetings. (score: 23)
Author: Fred H Olson <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:10:06 -0700 (PDT)
Craig Ragland Craig [at] is the author of the message below. It was posted by Fred the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]> after deleting very long quote to being very l...

10. Legal powers vs desired values (score: 22)
Author: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 19:33:07 -0700 (PDT)
RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA. Approaching 30 years in. Governance puzzle for well-established communities using a Homeowners' Association structure: We used to govern entirely based on consen...

11. Re: handling legal matters (score: 22)
Author: Lynn Nadeau / Maraiah <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:34:44 -0700 (PDT)
RoseWind Cohousing, Port Townsend WA, almost 30 years in. This thread seems to have brought up questions regarding decision making, objections to proposed expenditures, and such. The title made me th...

12. Legal agreements + info on Cascade CoHousing (score: 22)
Author: IAN_HIG <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 93 19:29 CST
I am a member of Cascade CoHousing in South Hobart, Tasmania, Australia and am interested in obtaining copies of legal agreements, body coporate rules, constitutions or what ever you call the agreeme...

13. RE: Legal issues - general (score: 22)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jun 95 13:52:09 PDT
Stephen farley asked about legal stuff pertaining to LLC and non-profit. Real estate law is developed at the state level so the best source of legal information is from someone within the state you a...

14. RE: legal structure: varys with state laws (score: 22)
Author: Rob Sandelin (Exchange) <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 10:53:24 -0600
legal and financial aspects are quite similar. I would point out that WA state, which is where Cascadia Cohousing is from, has no such thing as an LLC. Laws governing partnerships, incorporation, con...

15. handling legal matters (score: 21)
Author: Muriel Kranowski <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:03:05 -0700 (PDT)
We're wondering where in our governance structure the responsibility for handling legal matters should reside. Currently it falls under our Finance committee, but they are not sure they're the right...

16. Re: land easements, legal issues, qualifying for subsidies (score: 21)
Author: Fred H. Olson <>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 07:28:44 -0500
greenclips [at] is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] -- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -- member...

17. RE: Need legal opinion from CA groups (score: 21)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 19:42:01 -0700 (MST)
I am interested to know about who cares about these things. In CA are there HOA cops which monitor what you do? At Sharingwood I am quite sure at times we have not operated legally. We don't care, as...

18. Re: Need legal opinion from CA groups (score: 21)
Author: David L. Mandel <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:22:01 -0700 (MST)
Please ask your accountant what law s/he thinks it would be violating. I hesitate to answer before hearing this. I suspect the issue is IRS tax exemption, in which case the question would come up onl...

19. legal form (score: 21)
Author: Lynn Nadeau <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 12:17:00 -0600 (MDT)
Many cohousings use some form of condo legal form. You'll need to look at your state real estate law - a knowledgeable lawyer could greatly help - since states differ in what is required of various e...

20. RE: Legal services consultant (score: 21)
Author: Rob Sandelin <>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 17:33:04 -0700 (MST)
I have acted in such capacity on a few occasions. What conventional attorneys wanted to know from me is, how is this legally different from a standard (condo, coop, etc.) and are there legal issues w...

21. Legal Documents setting up Cohousing Communities (score: 21)
Author: sally thompson <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:18:45 -0700 (PDT)
We are looking for documents we can read and perhaps use as wording for setting up legal agreements among ourselves and between ourselves and professionals of all levels we will be working with. Plea...

22. Re: getting money up front and non-profit legal structure (score: 21)
Author: David Heimann <>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 15:22:02 -0800 (PST)
Hello, In our development era (Jamaica Plain Cohousing), we began with member capital contributions similar to what Kristen is talking about. However, as the initial phase moved into full-fledged lan...

23. Re: handling legal matters (score: 20)
Author: Philip Dowds <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:34:20 -0700 (PDT)
Joe Thanks so much for the prompt and pertinent response and for sharing what I see as a very clear, comprehensive, and sensible version of individual and team power and duty. But I do have a follow-...

24. Re: handling legal matters (score: 20)
Author: Joseph Wheeler <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:56:05 -0700 (PDT)
Philip, Membership on teams, including our Admin Team, is open to all members at Takoma Village. As a practical matter, teams may engage in some targeted recruiting to find new members, but anyone ca...

25. Re: handling legal matters (score: 20)
Author: Philip Dowds <>
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:10:01 -0700 (PDT)
Sharon The Admin Team sounds both important and empowered. How do you determine its membership? Is it the first set of folks that volunteers? Or, do you have some sort of selection / appointment proc...

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