Strata properties are a popular housing choice in B.C. for the convenience, security, added amenities and good value. An estimated1.5 million people live in strata housing. Strata housing can include: condos, townhouses, duplexes, even single family homes in bare land strata corporations ("strata subdivisions").
Strata corporations and British Columbia's response to COVID-19.
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 strata housing.
Learn more about the legal requirements for operating a strata corporation. Strata council members, owners and tenants have important roles and responsibilities.
Learn more about buying, selling and renting in stratas. All stratas have bylaws which may govern many different aspects of living in strata housing. For example, strata bylaws may restrict or ban pets, short-term rentals or smoking.
Strata corporations can now terminate (wind up and cancel the strata plan) with an 80% vote of all owners, instead of the previous unanimous voting requirement.
All strata owners and residents must follow strata legislation and the strata's bylaws and rules.
Find more help and support including: subscribing for updates to the Province's strata housing website, options for getting legal advice, strata homeowner associations, the archived strata guides, and the strata housing website's purpose and limits.
A site map listing all the webpages on the Province's strata housing website and numbered for convenience.
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