A townhouse, regularly abbreviated to condominium, in the United States, and in most Canadian regions, is a kind of living space which is like a loft yet which is autonomously sellable and in this manner viewed as a land. It is the place the apartment suite building structure is isolated into a few units that are each independently possessed, encompassed by regular zones that are mutually claimed. Comparative ideas in other English-talking nations incorporate strata title in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand and the Canadian territory of British Columbia; commonhold in the United Kingdom and; sectional title in South Africa.
Private townhouses are much of the time developed as loft structures, however, there has been an expansion in the quantity of "isolates apartment suites", which resemble single-family homes yet in which the yards, building outsides, and lanes are mutually possessed and together kept up by a network affiliation.
In contrast to lofts, which are rented by their occupants, apartment suite units are possessed by and large. Moreover, the proprietors of the individual units likewise by and large claim the basic zones of the property, for example, passages, walkways, pantries, and so on.; just as normal utilities and luxuries, for example, the HVAC framework, lifts, etc. Many shopping centers are mechanical condos in which the individual retail and office spaces are claimed by the organizations that possess them while the regular regions of the shopping center are by and large possessed by all the business elements that possess the individual spaces.
The basic regions, luxuries, and utilities have overseen all things considered by the proprietors through their affiliation, for example, a mortgage holder affiliation.
Researchers have followed the soonest known utilization of the apartment suite type of residency to a report from first century Babylon The word townhouse started in Latin.