The difference between Townhouse and House besides the property fee?Does the owner own the land?
There are many differences actually, for single houses. And the owner can be said, and what you want to do for inside and outside, unless you cannot get approval, get permit from the city hall. So if the city how approve, you can do whatever you want, actually, usually, and, e.g., how to renovate insight, and what can color, and you can be set for the outset, what kind of color.
And for you, a window for your door, something like that, even for your garden, what kind of garden you want to do. But for townhouses, only can decide the inside of the townhouse, and even you can decide by yourself. But you need approval from the strata. It means if you don't have approval, is illegal and and also, you need approval from the city for sure. Usually, the strike doesn't care too much about what's going on insight.
They only care about the outside. E.g., for the outdoor, the two sides, one side is inside, another side is outside. Usually you can decide whatever the color is for the inside, but for the outside. Probably, you cannot be set by yourself. They have their rules what kind of color you can paint for your outside, even your door, your window, even sometimes you change a lock, and maybe you must change the lock.
And according to the color they want, they just want to have the same look for the all the townhouses. So according to the law, actually, townhouses and condos are the same. They all called strata. But it doesn't mean for the single houses, and you can do whatever you want for inside and outside. Sometimes for the single houses, you need to be careful about the title, the legal documentations related to this single house.