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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.

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