Strata Housing

Strata properties are a popular housing choice in B.C. for the convenience, security, added amenities and good value. Over a million people live in strata housing.  Strata housing can include: condos, townhouses, duplexes, even single family homes in bare land strata corporations ("strata subdivisions").  

Understanding Stratas

In strata housing, the owners own their individual strata lots and together own the common property and common assets as a strata corporation. Learn more about understanding strata housing.

Operating a Strata

Learn more about the legal requirements for operating a strata corporation. Strata council members, owners and tenants have important roles and responsibilities. 

Resolving Disputes

Strata disputes can be resolved within the strata corporation, through arbitration or by going to court.

Renting, Buying & Selling

Learn more about the renting in stratas; some stratas may have rental restriction bylaws. There are also legal requirements for buying and selling strata property.  

Changes to Legislation

Strata legislation is regularly updated. This page conveniently summarizes changes to strata legislation and related legislation over the past five years, including legislative changes in progress such as the new 80% vote for strata termination.

More Help and Support

Find more help and support including strata associations, the archived strata guides and options for getting legal advice.

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Website Purpose

Learn more about the purpose and limits of the strata housing website and government's role.

Strata Legislation

Owners and residents in all strata properties must the follow the Strata Property Act and regulations as well as the strata's bylaws and rules.

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Strata Associations

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