Last night, someone got the Community Chest "You are assessed for street repairs - $40 per house $115 per hotel"

He didn"t have the money to pay. This led to a long argument.

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Can he sell some of the houses to cover the cost of the repair?

And if he does, do the sold houses count in the calculation of $40 per house?


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You can sell houses and hotels at any time, for any reason.

From the rules:

Houses and hotels may be sold back to the Bank at any time for one-half the pricepaid for them.

The amount of money you have to pay is based on the houses/hotels you had at the time you drew the card. Selling houses/hotels at this point would not reduce the amount you have to pay.

While this is not addressed directly in the rulebook, multiple sources confirm this in a FAQ.

http://richard_wilding.tripod.com/faq.htm

When assessed for street repairs, pay for all houses and hotels you own on the entire board at that time.


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I have always interpreted the card as:

Amount to pay = (£$40 * ) + (£$115 * ). This amount is fixed, regardless of any houses / hotels which may then need to be sold. Which is to say - you cannot reduce the amount you need to pay by selling off houses and hotels.If the player can afford it, they pay the amount to the bank;If the player has insufficient cash, then funds need to be raised through house / hotel sales and / or mortgaging / selling properties;If funds still can"t be raised - bad luck. You"re bankrupt and out of the game.
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