Practical solutions to your builders lien problems and questions
This publication is essential for: lawyers needing practical guidance on BC builders lien issues
Current to: June 1, 2021
Builders liens issues arise frequently in construction and real estate practices and you need to have speedy answers for your clients. The British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual guides you through practical issues that frequently arise under the Builders Lien Act, covering the entire 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 an online subscription to British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual, your firm will be able to:
- conveniently access detailed guidance at any time and from any location, search for relevant information, link directly to significant legislation, case law, and websites, and download precedents
- 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
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Highlights of the 2021 Update include:
- "seismic shift" in strict interpretative approach to lien claim form requirements: BCCA 2021
- preliminary work, obtaining materials for planned renovation not "improvements" giving rise to lien rights: BCSC 2020
- elaboration on "integral and necessary" test for offsite work: BCSC 2020
- lienability of entirety of lands despite non-lienability of easement interest: BCSC 2020
- enhanced discussion of lienable interests and First Nations lands
- BLA 2 excludes filing of lien for price of work not yet performed or materials not yet supplied: BCCA 2018
- project management services can create lienable interest: BCSC 2020
- punitive damages, special costs for improper lien claim filing, pursuit of improper lien claim, failure to agree to pay out security placed in trust: BCSC 2019
- filing of second lien to overcome failure to file CPL in relation to first lien was abuse of process; finding on negotiation around project completion going to validity of lien: BCSC 2020
- court's authority to cancel CPL on s. 24 application to cancel lien claim: BCSC 2020
- BLA confers beneficial interest in the holdback amount on only the contractor: BCSC 2020
- in personam trust claim absent holdback: BCSC 2020
- enhanced discussion of multiple lien proceedings and when consolidation is appropriate
Annual subscription rates are based on firm size. A monthly payment option is available.
Online subscribers can purchase a print copy of British Columbia Builders Liens Practice Manual for 35% off its regular price.
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L. Joy Tataryn