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Helpertouch, Renter in Helper, UT

If you rent or lease in Laguna Woods, do you also have to pay the HOA fee? That would make rent quite high.

Asked by Helpertouch, Helper, UT Sun Dec 30, 2012

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The HOA fee is paid by the landlord not by the tenant. The landlord relinquishes their right to use the facilities so that the tenant may enjoy the many amenities in Laguna Woods Village. The amenities, just to name a few are free bus service, free water, free basic cable TV, over 200 clubs, 7 clubhouses, 5 swimming pools. It's an incredible place to live. It truly is resort style living for active seniors.
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if you are looking for a rental in Laguna Woods there are a couple of others things to know such as renting a coop vs a condo. A condo you can rent for 1 year and a coop is limited to 6 months total in one calendar year. HOA fees are paid by the owner of the property and must be kept current by the owner so you have no worries there. If have more questions feel free to contact me.

Lori Hanson
OC Homes Realty
74-585-5236 Cell
estatepricing@yahoo.com
DRE 01405146
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Anne Moell Star Real Estate South County 949 813-1888

The renter does not pay the HOA fee.

There is a $400- fee that is charged by the Golden Rain Foundation for ID cards to gain access to the community which also covers the processing of the required paperwork.

There are three types of rentals - Condominiums, Co-ops and furnished short term snowbird rentals.
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There IS another way of looking at this question, and that is this; The rent WILL be higher because the owner of the property has to include any HOA fees in his monthly expenses, which a tenant is about to help pay for.

If you look around, I would expect that all rental properties in any given area have similarrents, and that those areas which have higher HOA fees, have correspondingly higher rents. ( Unless you subscribe to a theory that the landlord will absorb those fees, just because he likes you.)

There is a reason people become landlords - more than one, actually - but one of the biggest reasons is that tenants tend to cover ALL the ongoing monthly expenses, while landlords benefit from both tax write-offs, and any appreciation.
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You do not pay the HOA however, you do pay $300.00 to Golden Rain Foundation for your ID and the paperwork that they require to process. Go to their website http://www.lagunawoodsvillage.com and you can get all the information or give me a call.

Dave Dyssegard
Tarbell Realtors
949-315-1206
ddyssegard@tarbell.com
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This is a good question! Normally the HOA fees are paid by the owner of the property or the landlord. However, it never hurts to ask because local customs can be quite different from one neighborhood to another.
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