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Steps in a British Columbia Builders Lien Action

Michael Dew is a Vancouver lawyer who practices in all areas of civil litigation. Click here for contact information and further details about Michael’s practice.
 
The following outlines the steps involved in a typical builders lien action in British Columbia, and is designed as a follow up article to Overview of British Columbia Builders Liens.
 
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:
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    British Columbia Builders Liens

    Michael Dew is a Vancouver lawyer who practices in all areas of civil litigation. Click here for contact information and further details about Michael’s practice.
     
    Builders liens filed under the British Columbia Builders Lien Act can be an effective tool for recovery of unpaid debts owed to contractors and material suppliers. If you require assistance filing or prosecuting a builders lien claim for work done or material supplied in British Columbia consider contacting Michael Dew, a Vancouver lawyer who previously qualified and worked as a structural engineer and now practices civil litigation, including construction law and builders liens.
     
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