When a strata corporation is established in BC, it is required by the Strata Property Act to file copies of its strata plan, bylaws and other records with the land title office.
The land title office will have the official copy of the strata plan but may not always have the most recent copies of bylaws and other strata information. A registry agent or other professional can advise on the best way to request strata property information.
Strata owners own their individual strata lots and together own the common property as a strata corporation. The strata plan common property record is contained with the land title register and registers any charges and legal notations affecting the common property. It is free to search using myLTSA.
Some Strata Property Act forms are required by the land title office when transferring a strata property, such as a Form F Certificate of Payment.
The Form F certifies either that no money is owing to the strata corporation or that money is owing but arrangements have been made to pay or dispute the amount. This form is not a land title form but is required by the land title office when transferring a strata property or for a lease or assignment of a lease pertaining to a strata lot. The strata corporation is responsible for providing the Form F.
Contact your strata property manager or strata council for more information. Copies of all Strata Property Act forms can be found online in the Strata Property Act.
Visit the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) website to learn more about strata properties.