Kelowna’s reputation as a hot bed of entrepreneurialism is well earned and as a result, many people invest either in commercial real estate or in rental residential units. An owner of land, however, faces risk when their tenant engages in work within the premises. If a contractor or sub-contractor goes unpaid, they may lien the…
In light of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on all industries throughout the world, this article will discuss how a force majeure clause could impact a construction project. Although outside of the standard form construction contracts (i.e. CCDC contracts) each contract will likely have its own specific language relating to force majeure events.…
The current version of the Builders Lien Act, SBC 1997, ch. 45 (the “Act”) is legislation put into place by the Province to provide security and certainty for parties engaged in the construction of improvements. Unfortunately, the Act contains a number of provisions that make it difficult to understand and in some cases difficult to…
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WHAT IS Construction Law?
When dealing with a construction or development dispute, clients require timely advice that balances legal rights and responsibilities with the economics of the construction industry. Prolonged delays typically do not serve any of the parties and effective advice provided before a problem escalates is essential.
At Pihl Law Corporation, our team of litigators has experience with a wide assortment of construction disputes at all levels of dispute resolution – court, mandatory negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.
We provide advice on breach of contact, construction and and design deficiencies, cost over-runs and delay, and productivity claims. We also have extensive experience helping clients with builder’s liens and the Builders Lien Act, including applications to dismiss and enforce lien rights. We also work with clients to proactively manage construction and litigation risk.
Our clients include owners, developers, financial institutions, contractors, subcontractors, and construction professionals.