This book is essential for: any solicitor dealing with construction, real estate loan transactions, or convenaycing, and commercial litigators who work on builders liens actions.
Current to: December 1, 2009
The 1998 Builders Lien Act is completely different in many important ways from its predecessors. A multiple holdback system, the progressive release of subcontractor holdbacks, and the establishment of holdback accounts are but a few of the significant provisions.
Lawyers and others involved in the construction industry need to have a good working knowledge of the Act and all its idiosyncrasies. Because the Act affects conveyancing, real estate lending, and accounting issues, solicitors in many practice areas receive exposure to the Act. Likewise, those engaged in commercial litigation work with builders lien actions in their practice. The British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual is a comprehensive resource designed to help those who are developing their knowledge in the area, and to provide speedy answers for legal issues that frequently arise under the Act.
Once again, CLEBC went directly to the top to get the best possible commentary and precedents. The manual was spearheaded by three leading authorities in the field: Robert Jenkins, QC, J. Marc MacEwing, and Derek Brindle, QC. The book's authors have practiced for many years and written extensively in the area of builders liens.
Subscriptions include online access with search capability and links to the full text of case law and legislation, forms and precedents on CD-ROM, and regular updates.
Highlights of the 2010 update
new commentary and forms in anticipation of the Supreme Court Civil Rules, B.C. Reg. 168/2009
over 40 recent decisions incorporated into the commentary, including Kinitec Construction Ltd. v. Tuscany Village Holdings Ltd. (BCCA); Q West Van Homes Inc. v. Fran-Car Aluminum Inc. (BCCA); PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. v. Norex Civil Constructors Inc. (BCSC); and Tylon Steepe Homes Ltd. v. Pont (BCSC)
expanded and updated commentary for CCDC-2 (2008); Shimco lien against the holdback; lienability of Aboriginal lands; form of lien bonds; suitability of lien bonds as lien security; proceedings under the CCAA; the trustee in bankruptcy’s role; priority of the CRA’s Requirement to Pay; subcontractor default insurance (SDI), and many other practice changes
all features of the manual, including the online version, current to December 1, 2009
CLEBC Legal Editor