Tip 43 – Concept and design – User pays

Make the user pay for the use of the facilities that they get access to – typically facilities will be on title, within exclusive use or within the common property.  As a rule of thumb owners should pay all costs for facilities within their lot or exclusive use area.  If one group of owners will be using facilities on the common property, but not others, then you can address that in the contribution schedule lot entitlements or a “group” exclusive use by-law.  Your goodwill suffers if the allocation of expenses is perceived as unfair.