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This outline is necessarily brief, does not cover all issues, and certainly does not provide all of the information needed to prosecute or defend a lien action. Builders liens law is a technical area of law and both lien claimants and owners should seek legal advice to protect their rights.
Step 1 – Check the time limits
Builders liens must be filed within strict time limits to be valid. Generally, a lien must be filed within 45 days of the earliest of the following triggering events: