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BC Builders Liens Practice Manual--ONLINE ACCESS

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Practical solutions to your Builders Lien Act problems and questions

This publication is essential for: any lawyer involved with construction, conveyancing, or real estate loan transactions needing practical guidance on a BC builders lien issue.

Current to: September 1, 2017

Lawyers involved in the construction industry need to have a good working knowledge of the Builders Lien Act and all its idiosyncrasies. The BC Builders Liens Practice Manual is a comprehensive resource designed to provide speedy answers for practical issues that frequently arise under the Act. Rather than annotated legislation, this manual is organized by topic and covers the entire builder liens process from how to file a claim of lien all the way to enforcing a lien. With each topic, you receive guidance, relevant sections of the Act, case law, and templates to help you address the specific lien issue that your client is facing.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • understand the nature of the lienable interest, the builders lien trust, and lien priorities

  • quickly determine the procedures and time limits for filing , enforcing, or discharging your client’s lien

  • avoid common builders lien mistakes leading to solicitor’s liability

Subscribe and build your builders liens competence today!

Highlights of the 2017 update

Discussion of:

  • legislative and practice developments since the 2015 update

  • new SCC, BCCA, and BCSC decisions on:

    • filing deadlines and the certificate of completion

    • termination of the head contract as a triggering event

    • invalid components of lien amounts

    • the lien against the holdback

    • constructive trusts and builders liens

    • breach of trust and builders liens

    • bankruptcy and insolvency and the trust

    • foreclosure proceedings and lien claimants

    • liens extinguished by non-compliance

    • naming parties in a lien action

  • relevant case law from superior courts in Alberta, Ontario, and other provinces

  • new topics such as right to information about a labour and material bond (Chapter 11)


CLEBC Legal Editor
Jonathan M. Vogt

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