There are 41 properties in our housing development. All Forge Bank householders and initial purchasers of Heron Bank properties are full members of Lancaster Cohousing.
The 35 properties on Forge Bank are leasehold properties. The Forge Bank lease includes provision for all of the common facilities of the cohousing group. Thus on signing the lease, a Forge Bank householder immediately becomes entitled to the use of these facilities.
The remaining 6 homes on Heron Bank are freehold properties. On purchasing their property Heron Bank members do not therefore by default become entitled to the use of the cohousing facilities. However they may opt in to these facilities by paying a community facilities charge.
All full members are entitled to vote at General Meetings.