Guidelines for use of the Common House

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All reservations require a current Nyland resident to be the host and to be responsible for damages and for making sure the group follows all rules.

 

Rental Rate Policy (revised 9/2012)

This policy is intended to set consistent rental rates for the Common House rental spaces other than the Guest Rooms. It is divided into three levels: non-resident use, resident-sponsored events and resident use.

General Booking Limitations: In order to support community use of the common house for community events, these limitations are only in affect for events that are not open to all community members or non-Nyland events.

  • Non-residential use: limit of 10 events per year.
  • Full weekend use: (where the common house is completely booked for the entire weekend) no more than 2 weekends per month.
  • Weekday evening use: no more than two weekday evenings to be booked in a given one week period.

 

Rates:

Non-Residential Use: groups that rent the common house but have no Nyland Resident in active attendance at the event.

  • Upper Level = $35 per hour
  • Lower Level = $20 per hour (Multi-purpose room with art room)
  • $25 flat fee if food and/or drinks are served or if kitchen is used

Discretionary non-refundable $50 deposit to be collected upon booking – paid by separate check. In the event the cleaning checklist is not followed completely, some or all of this deposit will be forfeited according to the schedule shown on the cleaning checklist.

Resident-Sponsored Use: private events that are actively attended by a mix of Nyland and non-Nyland participants where a fee is charged to participants and a non-Nyland resident receives the income.

  • Upper Floor = $20 per hour
  • Lower Floor = $15 per hour
  • $25 flat fee if food and/or drinks are served or if kitchen is used

Discretionary non-refundable $50 deposit to be collected upon booking – paid by separate check. In the event the cleaning checklist is not followed completely, some or all of this deposit will be forfeited according to the schedule shown on the cleaning checklist.

Residential Use: events that are organized by Nyland residents (not including Nyland sponsored events).

  • Private parties, workshops or classes where no fee is charged to the participants: <25 attendees = no charge; >25 attendees = $25 flat fee for Kitchen use (if kitchen is used).
  • Workshops or classes where a fee is charged to participants and attendees are a mix of Nyland and non-Nyland people. = 10% of gross income from the event - not to exceed total hourly rate, plus $25 flat fee for Kitchen use.
  • Workshops or classes where a fee is charged to participants and only non-Nyland attendees are present:
    • Upper Floor: $15 per hour
    • Lower Floor: $10 per hour
    • Day rate available upon request.

 

Cancellation Policy:

(for paying rentals) Reservations cancelled less than 10 days before the beginning rental date will forfeit their deposit of $50

 

Payments:

  • If the event requires a deposit, make check payable to NCA.
  • After the event, make check out to NCA.
  • Place all payments in the envelopes that are provided in the back hallway (behind the kitchen), use the provided "common house rental" labels, and complete the form that is there, seal and place in the lock box there. Or mail to 3525 Nyland Way, Lafayette, CO 80026 and indicate name and date of event on check.