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French translation: coopérative d'habitation

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English term or phrase:(housing) co-op(erative)
French translation:coopérative d'habitation
Entered by: Cecile Raffael
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10:29 Mar 27, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: co-op
"Condos and co-ops may look much the same but the structure of ownership is different. A co-op or cooperative is a property that is owned by a corporation formed with the purpose of holding a piece of real estate. Ownership is split beetween stockholders of the corp.; when you buy a coo-op, you are actually buying stock in the corp. and then obtain a proprietary lease to an apartment within the building owned by the corporation"
I know what a housing cooperative (coopérative d'habitation) is but what bothers me is that they don't mention the particular objectives and legal status of such a company. So I thought that co-op might rather refer to "appartement en copropriété" (co-ownership or joint-ownership) but then it is a condominium.
So I'm lost, please help!
Thank you
Cecile
cecile
Immeuble en coopérative d'habitation
Explanation:
I fully agree with the answer stating that "en copropriété" is for a situation where you have several owners of the same building (Condo)
Here you have ONE owner, which, by the way, is an SCI (Société Civile Immobilière) That SCI, through its structures and its shares forms what is referred to as a "cooperative d'habitation". But the "cooperative d'habitation" refers to the structure given to the olding "Société" As far as the building is concerned, it is owned by an SCI (Which could have another stockholder base than a cooperative one)
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Christian Wellhoff
Grading comment
Your answer was the cherry on the cake and provided me with crystal clear answers.
Thank you very much,
Cecile
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naImmeuble en coopérative d'habitationChristian Wellhoff
nacooperative (d'habitation)Katia Xenophontos
navoir suiteAlbert Golub


  

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18 mins
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Explanation:
co-op housing=immeuble qui appartient a une coopérative d'habitation
condo=immeuble en copropriété
definitions de grandictionnaire
copropriété n'apparait pas dans le cas de co-op puisque l'immeuble appartient a une seule partie= la cooperative d'habitation
j'espère que cela vous aidera ......un peu!!!


Albert Golub
Local time: 00:29
Native speaker of: French
PRO pts in pair: 2094

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Cecile Raffael
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26 mins
cooperative (d'habitation)


Explanation:
Le granddictionnaire donne l'explication suivante:
- co-op = diminutif de housing cooperative
> cooperative d'habitation

Domaine: finance (immobilier)

Bon travail!


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
Katia Xenophontos
Belgium
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Cecile Raffael
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7 hrs
Immeuble en coopérative d'habitation


Explanation:
I fully agree with the answer stating that "en copropriété" is for a situation where you have several owners of the same building (Condo)
Here you have ONE owner, which, by the way, is an SCI (Société Civile Immobilière) That SCI, through its structures and its shares forms what is referred to as a "cooperative d'habitation". But the "cooperative d'habitation" refers to the structure given to the olding "Société" As far as the building is concerned, it is owned by an SCI (Which could have another stockholder base than a cooperative one)


    Up to recently, I was stockholder in two different SCIs in France
    I come from a family of French lawyers and my Brother was specialized in R.E. law
Christian Wellhoff
PRO pts in pair: 7
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Your answer was the cherry on the cake and provided me with crystal clear answers.
Thank you very much,
Cecile
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