What is Strata

Strata living can provide a friendly community-style environment but differs from living in a freestanding house. Some activities may be more restricted – for example, where you can park your car or how you can renovate your lot. It is important for people to be aware of the responsibilities and obligations.


A strata scheme is a building or collection of buildings that has been divided into ‘lots’. Lots can be individual units/apartments, townhouses or houses. When a person buys a lot, they own the individual lot and also share the ownership of common property with other lot owners. Common property generally includes things like gardens, external walls, roofs, driveways and stairwells.