Common Questions

I want to know what my rights are as a condo owner

In legal terms, if you own a condominium unit, you own a strata title property. The BC Strata Property Act includes detailed bylaws that apply to all property and operations of every condominium. In addition, each condominium may have its own set of rules. Bylaws and rules spell out your rights and responsibilities and control what the place will be like to live in.

Good starting points include:

  • Owning a Condominium, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, provides an overview of what is involved in being a strata title owner, what a strata corporation does, and what laws apply to condominiums.
  • Strata Property Act: Frequently Asked Questions, from the provincial government, provides answers to frequently asked questions about strata/condominiums in BC.
  • Strata Property Act | Resources and Guides, from the Financial Institutions Commission of BC, provide information about strata roles and responsibilities, Annual General Meetings, voting, financial information, bylaws, general administration, and disputes in strata corporations.  
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