Publication, Students | |

The Tale of Strict Compliance and Minor Technicalities in a Lien Claim

Lien legislation protects those parties that have contributed to an improvement and may not otherwise have recourse against the land owner due to a lack of contract or other legal entitlement. However, the protections afforded by the legislation must be obtained through exercising strict compliance with the law. As a recent Ontario case demonstrates, even seemingly minor technicalities can operate to bar a claimant from recovery.

As published in the NRCA’s Northern Construction Connection September 2022 Newsletter, and VICA’s e-New.

Read Full Article

Publication, Students | |

The Future of Builder’s Lien Law

The BC Court of Appeal recently clarified builder’s lien law in JVD Installations.1 The court also hinted at ways the law may develop in the coming years. The decision has significant implications for both owners and builders. So, let’s dig into what the decision says. Then, let’s discuss what it means and how you can prepare.

As published in the NRCA’s Northern Construction Connection July 2022 Newsletter, and VICA’s e-New.

Read Full Article