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…
Section 7 of the Builders Lien Act allows for what is commonly known as the progressive release of the holdback funds during the course of a project. These provisions of the Act are commonly used on larger projects to allow subcontractors to receive the holdback funds in relation to their specific work by requesting the…
A builder’s lien is a legal interest that can be registered on title to a property as security for an alleged debt for work or materials in relation to an improvement. Having a lien placed on the title to your property can come as a shock and can cause issues for the owner of the…
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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.