Must a strata corporation have bylaws?

Yes. Strata corporations must have bylaws for the administration, control, management, maintenance, use and enjoyment of the strata lots, common property, common assets and the strata corporation generally. 1

By default, a strata corporation without bylaws registered in the Land Title Office must use the Standard Bylaws. 2


  1. Strata Property Act, SBC 1998, c.43, s.119
  2. Strata Property Act, SBC 1998, c.43, s.120(1)
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.