Macrocomunidad – Community Fees

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  • #52532
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    Hi

    Not posted for a while as our builders cut through the telephone cables and we’ve been without phones and email.

    We have just discovered from a neighbouring community’s President that our community will be required to pay Macrocomunidad which is for security, cleaning, maintenance and the general maintaining within our small village. We have a security gate manned by Securitas upon entering our village (don’t know if this is the reason i.e. it’s a ‘gated’ community).

    I’ve never read about this charge, heard of it on Forums etc. Is anyone else paying it – can you tell me more? The development I learned about it from are 40 houses and they pay €20,000 per year – however, the sting in the tail is that the charge rose 40% last year.

    Many thanks.
    Allyson

    Allyson

    Can anyone tell me about this charge which our community has just found out about

  • #68194
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    Hi Allyson

    We pay to a Mancommunidad which is what i think you mean. Mancommunidads are as you describe they are a collective of communities within a small area. As the roads, road lighting etc has not been adopted by the local town hall someone has to take care of them and this is what the Mancommunidad do. Ours looks after road cleaning, street lighting and security. Your president should be invited to the meeting which in our case are ever three months or so.

    Regards

    Paul

  • #67994
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    Hi Allyson

    We pay to a Mancommunidad which is what i think you mean. Mancommunidads are as you describe they are a collective of communities within a small area. As the roads, road lighting etc has not been adopted by the local town hall someone has to take care of them and this is what the Mancommunidad do. Ours looks after road cleaning, street lighting and security. Your president should be invited to the meeting which in our case are ever three months or so.

    Regards

    Paul

  • #68196
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    Called in at the local office of the Company to which the charge is paid. They weren’t really able to help. Just said our Administrator should contact them. Does anyone know when the charge starts – is it from when the First Occupancy Licence is issued?

    Thanks.

    Allyson

  • #67996
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    Called in at the local office of the Company to which the charge is paid. They weren’t really able to help. Just said our Administrator should contact them. Does anyone know when the charge starts – is it from when the First Occupancy Licence is issued?

    Thanks.

    Allyson

  • #68198
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    Hi Allyson

    Someone will have agreed when your charge starts whether that’s your promoter or president at the time. Did your promoter put in roads, street lighting etc around your development? If so the Mancommunidad would be looking after them almost straight away.

    This charge should have been budgeted for by your administrator as part of every ones community fees, are you saying it is not and now your are being asked for more? Certainly our contribution to the Mancommunidad was agreed by our president at the time and forms part of our overall budget. Don’t forget it’s a community of communities and as such the Mancommunidad has a budget, AGM minutes etc etc which you are entitled to see what does your administrator / president say?

    regards

    Paul

  • #67998
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    Hi Allyson

    Someone will have agreed when your charge starts whether that’s your promoter or president at the time. Did your promoter put in roads, street lighting etc around your development? If so the Mancommunidad would be looking after them almost straight away.

    This charge should have been budgeted for by your administrator as part of every ones community fees, are you saying it is not and now your are being asked for more? Certainly our contribution to the Mancommunidad was agreed by our president at the time and forms part of our overall budget. Don’t forget it’s a community of communities and as such the Mancommunidad has a budget, AGM minutes etc etc which you are entitled to see what does your administrator / president say?

    regards

    Paul

  • #68200
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    Hi Paul

    On the budget our Secretary/Administrator put together Macrocomunidad has not been listed or budgeted for. It wasn’t until one of our Owners spoke with the President of the other development we knew of the charge. I have not been able to find any mention of this fee on the internet or in books or on forums like this.

    People coming to Spain to live will get a surprise as, like us, they probably only think they have utilities, rubbish tax and IBI to pay. Granted it’s not a large sum but if they can increase it at 40% per annum it soon will be.

    I don’t know if the Developer is paying for it at the moment or it is going to be for us to pay when the Secretary/Administrator gets around to contacting the office who make the charge. Our President is our Developer – it’s a community of just over 6 months duration since people first moved in.

    We have our own private roads but we are in an estabished ‘village’ so all the infrastructure was in place.

    We don’t have a great relationship with our Administrator – haven’t wanted to raise it with him until I had some independent information.

    Am going to try and find out more and will post so others are aware.

    Many thanks.
    Allyson

  • #68000
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    Hi Paul

    On the budget our Secretary/Administrator put together Macrocomunidad has not been listed or budgeted for. It wasn’t until one of our Owners spoke with the President of the other development we knew of the charge. I have not been able to find any mention of this fee on the internet or in books or on forums like this.

    People coming to Spain to live will get a surprise as, like us, they probably only think they have utilities, rubbish tax and IBI to pay. Granted it’s not a large sum but if they can increase it at 40% per annum it soon will be.

    I don’t know if the Developer is paying for it at the moment or it is going to be for us to pay when the Secretary/Administrator gets around to contacting the office who make the charge. Our President is our Developer – it’s a community of just over 6 months duration since people first moved in.

    We have our own private roads but we are in an estabished ‘village’ so all the infrastructure was in place.

    We don’t have a great relationship with our Administrator – haven’t wanted to raise it with him until I had some independent information.

    Am going to try and find out more and will post so others are aware.

    Many thanks.
    Allyson

  • #68204
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    Hi allyson

    As you say most won’t be aware as it is included in the budget (our was) and part of the community fees we were told about when we bought the place.

    You can be sure that without these mancomunidads you would not have street lights.

    Have a look at this link.

    http://www.mancomunidad.org/qse.asp

    Regards

    Paul

  • #68004
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    Hi allyson

    As you say most won’t be aware as it is included in the budget (our was) and part of the community fees we were told about when we bought the place.

    You can be sure that without these mancomunidads you would not have street lights.

    Have a look at this link.

    http://www.mancomunidad.org/qse.asp

    Regards

    Paul

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