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Construction Liens – Procedure and Jurisdiction

Ontario’s Construction Act sets out the steps that a contractor or supplier must take in order to first “preserve” and then “perfect” a construction lien – that is, to prevent it from expiring. Preservation occurs by registering a lien with the Land Registry Office within 60 days of the date that the construction contract was […]

Clarifying the Transition Provisions in the Construction Act, RSO 1990, c C.30

In 2017, the province of Ontario introduced legislation to modernize and restructure its construction lien regime, contained within the Construction Lien Act, which would be renamed the Construction Act. The major elements of the restructuring were: Changing the timelines for the registration and perfection of a construction lien. Requiring that holdbacks be paid to contractors […]

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