Thinking of joining a cohousing community?
Choosing one another
We actively encourage applications from a broad range of backgrounds and experience. If you’re interested in exploring the possibility of living at Postlip then we’d ask you to write a bit about yourselves, telling us why you’d like to join us and what you’d be bringing to the community. We would also like you to ask us about whatever is important to you. If we think you might fit in then we’ll assign somebody in the house to be your contact and to arrange an initial first visit of a few hours.
You need to be asking yourself, ‘Could I really live with these people?’ because that’s what each of us will be considering. This is an important decision for everybody, so we aim for consensus and we all think about it very carefully.
If you and we all want to go on exploring possibilities, then we'll arrange more visits and, in between times, your contact will stay in touch and share more information with you. Your contact will answer your questions. Ultimately, if you and we all agree then you’ll be invited to join, and that’s when the legal purchasing process begins.
The unit will have been valued by independent RICS valuers. We will then add our legal costs and other associated costs to get the advertised valuation. When your solicitor and ours are ready to conclude, we’ll trigger an adjustment of value process to allow for house prices having gone up or down.
A few Postlip members have mortgages on their units and we may be able to advise you on lenders who may lend on Postlip units.
When we are looking for new members to join our cohousing community they will be listed under Units for Sale. Look at the information on our website and consider whether Postlip might be for you*.
Once you’ve considered everything, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us something about yourselves; we would love to hear from all adults applying, and children if they'd like to contribute.
If you like to write freeform do, but please make sure you that answer the following questions:
We find it helpful if you give us as much information as possible. As newcomers, we each found it useful to think through these questions. Please feel free to share anything else that is important to you or ask us questions that aren’t clear from the website.
Click here for details of our units that are currently for sale.
Please click here to view our pet agreement.
*Click here for a list of statements you should consider before applying