Registered Strata Plans: Documents You Can Trust
Need to access a strata plan for your client? Strata corporations in BC are required by the Strata Property Act to file copies of strata plans, bylaws and other records with the Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (Land Title Office).
Make sure your client receives the registered copy of the strata plan available from the Land Title Office, or through myLTSA. Strata plans from other sources may not be up-to-date and may not be the official copy.
Why is a Strata Plan Important?
Strata plans include information about the legal boundaries and dimensions of a surveyed parcel of land, including parking, common property, limited common property, etc.
They identify the features associated with the strata lot, such as balconies and decks, and their designation, along with the designation of parking and storage.
You should obtain a copy of the strata plan at the time of listing a strata lot. The strata plan can then be provided to potential buyers, along with any other documents requested.
To obtain a strata plan for your client, the Council recommends that you contact the Land Title Office, or download it from myLTSA. The Land Title Office is the only definitive source of accurate registered strata plan information.
More Information for Trading Services Licensees:
- Strata Plan and Schedules, Professional Standards Manual
- Obtaining Information, Professional Standards Manual
- Strata Property Information, Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia
Guidance for Strata Management Licensees
The Strata Property Act requires strata corporations to hold the registered strata plan (and any amendments) in their records.
Before providing a strata plan to an owner, purchaser, or authorized person, check to ensure that the copy you receive from the strata corporation is the registered copy, and that it includes all amendments. If it is not the registered copy, you should let your clients know that you need to access the most recently registered strata plan.
As obtaining the registered copy of the strata plan from the Land Title Office will involve an expense, you should seek your client’s approval first.
More Information for Strata Management Licensees: