Can a developer register bylaws before any owners move in?

Yes, a developer may file and register different bylaws when depositing the strata plan in the Land Title Office. 1

After a developer files a strata plan in the Land Title Office, special restrictions may limit further amendments to the bylaws before the second Annual General Meeting. 2


  1. Strata Property Act, SBC 1998, c.43, s.120(2)
  2. Strata Property Act, SBC 1998, c.43, s.127
Oscar Miklos
Oscar Miklos is the founder and principal lawyer at Refresh Law in Burnaby and the founder of He regularly advises residential and commercial landlords and tenants, strata owners, strata corporations, property managers and insurance providers in all aspects of housing disputes.