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The word apartment denotes a residential unit or section in a building.
In some locations, particularly the United States, the word connotes a rental unit owned by the building owner, and is not typically used for a condominium.
In some countries the word "unit" is a more general term referring to both apartments and rental business suites.
The word 'unit' is generally used only in the context of a specific building; e.g., "This building has three units" or "I'm going to rent a unit in this building", but not "I'm going to rent a unit somewhere".
This situation does not happen in Scotland, where long leasehold of residential property was formerly unusual, and is now impossible.
Both words refer to a self-contained residential unit, i.e.
In the United States, some apartment-dwellers own their units, either as co-ops, in which the residents own shares of a corporation that owns the building or development; or in condominiums, whose residents own their apartments and share ownership of the public spaces.
Most apartments are in buildings designed for the purpose, but large older houses are sometimes divided into apartments.
one with its own front door, kitchen, toilet (room) and bathroom.
In some parts of the world, the word apartment refers to a purpose-built unit in a building, whereas the word flat means a converted unit in an older building, usually a big house. The term apartment is favored in North America (although in some cities flat is used for a unit which is part of a house containing two or three units, typically one to a floor).