A construction lien is a claim or legal right, usually registered against a property, as security for an unpaid debt.
The Construction Act is a comprehensive regime providing rights and remedies to all levels of the construction pyramid to protect the services and materials supplied to a construction project. Timing is critical to protecting lien rights and our Construction Group has extensive experience using lien claims to help ensure prompt payment.
- Application of Construction Act Transition Rules in DNR Restoration Inc. v. Trac Developments Inc., 2023 ONSC 1849 – Importance of the “First” Contract
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