Strata Property

There are half a million residential strata lots in British Columbia, commonly known as condominiums, in addition to commercial and mixed use stratas.  

A strata subdivides a property into individual units (strata lots) and common property.  Each strata owner has title to their individual unit plus a proportional share of the common property.

The approximately 29,000 strata corporations in BC operate and make decisions under the provincial Strata Property Act, a legislative framework based on democratic principles. The Act does not permit government to intervene in the affairs of a strata corporation or provide for the interpretation of the Act and Regulations.

Recent changes to the Strata Property Act and Regulations

More Information:

Strata Owners' Associations

Condominium Home Owners' Association (CHOA)
Telephone: 604 584-2462
Toll Free: 1 877 353-2462

Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association
Telephone: 1 877 338-4762

Canadian Condominium Institute, Vancouver Chapter

News Releases

Tribunal Legislation Introduced, May 2012

New Strata Regulations Introduced, December 2011

Changes to Strata Laws Benefit Owners, Buyers and Renters, September 2009