Strata Legal Definition: Title in a prescribed part of a building coupled with a tenant in common interest in common areas. Related Terms: Condominium , Co-ownership A form of ownership created by statute, synonymous with condominium ownership. Some jurisdictions refer to the building/apartment co-ownership scheme as condominium (eg. the Condominium Act of Nova Scotia), others the Strata Title Act. British Columbia began in 1966 with a strata title statute; reverted to a condominium act and more recently, in 1998, returned again to the nomenclature of Strata Title Act. In his book, law professor Pavlich defined strata as follows: "... the Strata Titles Act ... property-law regime ... consists of a combination of title in fee simple in respect of a described part of a building or designated air space or even bare land, coupled with an interest as a tenant in common in respect of the remaining (common) areas, either in the form of land, air space, facilities or buildings." REFERENCES: Condominium Act, R.S.N.S. 1989, c. 85 Duhaime, Lloyd, Legal Definition of Condominium Pavlich, D., The Strata Titles Act - Condominium Law in BC (Vancouver: Butterworths, 1978), pages 1-2 Strata Property Act, S.B.C. 1998, c. 43 Unless otherwise noted, this page was written by Lloyd Duhaime of Duhaime.org Always looking up definitions? Save time with our search provider (modern browsers only) If you find an error or omission in Duhaime's Law Dictionary, or if you have suggestion for a legal term, we'd love to hear from you!