We have several “Bare Land Strata” developments in Nanaimo. Long Lake Heights and Lakeside Estates (Garside Cres.) are two local examples. With a bare land strata each lot is owned individually and so is responsible for its own maintenance. There is also common property such as the roads and sometimes a club house or storage facility. The strata is responsible for the maintenance of this common property. Bare land strata fees are lower than a regular strata and they usually cover garbage pickup, sewer, water and road maintenance. Non-strata residential home in Nanaimo pay User Rates for these services, over and above property taxes. Bare land strata home owners do not pay the city User Rates.
Bare Land Stratas usually have rules that regulate parking. Often there is no parking allowed on the street overnight and no RV parking. This is because the streets are often narrower than in a regular subdivision. While the bare land strata does not have the right to regulate the home owners use of their own property, there may be a common building scheme with regulations about exterior finishes and roofing etc. This is true of any subdivsion.