Living in a co-op

What are my rights?

A co-op is like a city within a city. There are specific rules and regulations that the community is expected to follow. And members have more responsibilities than they would in regular apartment-living.
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Co-ops typically attract people who want to live in a mixed-income environment where they have a voice and a vote in how things are run. As an alternative to renting or owning in a strata, co-ops offer more community-centered living. But being a co-op member also comes with responsibilities. Let’s dive in.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2021
  • Time to read: 6 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Lisa Frey, Lawson Lundell LLP

Lisa Frey

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