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Difference between Common property and Community property

common propertyproperty owned by a group of tenants in a condominium; property which everyone has the right to use:

  • The bicycles were common property and anyone in the apartment complex could use them.

community propertyproperty belonging jointly to a married couple:

  • The couple decided to divide some of their community property and give it to their children before they left to do volunteer work overseas.