This Act makes provision for the division of real property in strata lots, defines rights of common ownership and related rights in relation with a strata plan, and provides for administration of common property and the registration of strata titles.Land under the operation of the Registration of Titles Act may be subdivided into strata lots in accordance with a strata plan registered by the Registrar of Titles in the manner provided by this Act. The proprietors of all the strata lots contained in any strata plan shall, upon registration of the strata plan, become a body corporate. The Act defines duties and powers of a Corporation and the contents of strata plan. The Act also defines easements implied in respect of every strata lot.
Implemented by: Registration (Strata Titles) Regulations. (1998)
Amended by: Registration (Strata Titles) (Amendment) Act, 2009 (No. 17 of 2009). (2009-12-29)
Amended by: Registration (Strata Titles) (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 34 of 2013). (2013-12-14)
Amended by: Property Tax (Amendment) Act, 2017 (No. 6 of 2017). (2017-05-10)
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The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated and replaced by African slaves. England seized the island in 1655 and established a plantation economy based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of whom became small farmers. Jamaica gradually increased its independence from Britain. In 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies.
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