Rebecca Cleary

Posting security to discharge a lien…plus costs?

Most contractors and owners know that once a lien is filed against title, the only way that it can be removed from title (in the absence of an agreement between the parties) is for the owner or general contractor to …

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When a lien won’t help you

Contractors, trades, and workers commonly use the BC Builders Lien Act to protect and secure payment of their work. However, there are certain circumstances when filing a lien won’t help secure payment.  It is important to know when to file …

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Bankruptcy issues in construction

The construction industry has one of the highest rates of bankruptcies and insolvencies of any industry in Canada.  According to statistics tabulated by the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, in 2013 in British Columbia alone, there was a shortfall …

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