Is this right?
However, in order for the cost of the ‘general resort services’, i.e. security, swimming pool maintenance,communal gardens maintenance and irrigation etc, to be allocated amongst all owners on a fair basis, the administrators cannot use the Cuotas as set by the developer, because these Cuotas were calculated differently for each property type. For example, the Cuotas for the apartments are based on surface area, whereas the Cuotas of the villas and townhouses are based on the area of the plot of land each property occupies. While this is fair for the direct costs of each sub-community, it is unfair for the general resort expenses such as swimming poomaintenance, etc., which are common to all. In order to correct this, the administrators had to find a method of calculation that was common to all property types and, therefore, they currently apportion the general resort costs by the surface area of each property, irrespective of the property type.
Therefore, the owner of a 3 bedroom villa will pay a larger share of the general resort costs than the owner of a 2 bed room apartment as they have a larger property, with a larger living space. Typically at the moment the community fees for a large 3 bed villa will be around 220€ a month as compared to a 2 bed apartment of around 100€ per month.
The administrators believe that all owners are currently paying a fair share of their direct community costs and a fair share of the general resort costs. Owners with larger properties pay a higher proportion of their own
community’s direct costs and of the overall resort general costs. The only exception to this is for administration and banking which is apportioned as a charge per owner as, of course, we all benefit from these equally.