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The Legal Commons

Tool: The Legal Commons

A series of example legal documents to support co-creation and co-ownership.



The Legal Commons

As Ohu works with individuals and groups to deliver community minded property development, Ohu will collect the various legal documents and distill the useful information from each to share. It is anticipated that this library of legal documents will include templates that will help you to understand the range of traditional legal documentation that is available, however we also hope to provide examples of new structures that encourage and foster sustainable communities and enable a more equitable distribution of wealth among the communities for which the buildings were developed.

Ohu will share with you examples of the following types of documents as we develop versions that enable community minded property development, collective ownership and more equitable wealth distribution of profit made. We have a team of lawyers on board with our mission, so if you want any further information on these in the meantime please reach out and we will can see how we can help.

  • Trust Deed
  • Co-operative Structure
  • Development Agreement
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Shareholder Agreement
  • Investor Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Co-creation Agreement
  • Construction Contracts

We are also developing a series of internal documents that better reflect the intention brings to its work. We are committed to creating an open source library that is helpful to the teams that we are working with so that future communities can build on the knowledge and we can mature collective ownership together. If you have any questions about what kind of documentation you might need for your project and you don’t see it on the list, let us know.