Question of the Day (Question ID #9608)

Andrew lives in an apartment building. The land and structures are owned by a corporation, with one mortgage loan covering the entire property. Like the other residents, Andrew owns stock in the corporation and has a lease on his apartment. This type of ownership is called a(n):


This is the distinguishing characteristic that differentiates cooperative from condominium ownership. Although often confused, a condominium owner holds title to his individual unit. A co-op owner, on the other hand, is technically a renter. It's his stock in the corporation holding title to the property that gives him the right to lease the unit as well as sell that right to another.

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