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  • When Calculating Lien Periods, it’s Convenient to be PrevenientFebruary 21, 2018

    By: Catriona Otto-Johnston and Kendra Heinz Are you out of time to register your lien? It depends! Under section 41 of the Builders’ Lien Act (the “BLA”) a lien must be registered within 45 days (or 90 days for an oil or gas well or well site) after the last day services or materials are furnished. … Read more »

  • Mitigate Before you Litigate: Recovering Damages for Renovations Gone WrongFebruary 21, 2018

    By: Catriona Otto-Johnston and Chloe Mathioudakis The Court will not always resolve a construction contract dispute against a contractor who clearly provided deficient work.  If you have been wronged by a residential renovation that’s gone off the rails, or if you’re a contractor and a client is ref … Read more »

  • Do Something! Labour and Material Payment Bonds should be disclosed to claimantsFebruary 16, 2018

    Labour and Material Payment (“L&M”) Bonds are commonly issued in the construction industry to ensure that subcontractors and suppliers working on construction projects get paid. L&M bonds also protect the “obligee”, as named in the bond, from work stoppages and liens being registered. Basically, the … Read more »

  • Claims for Extra Work and Back Charges: A Tale of Two TradesFebruary 12, 2018

    A claim for “extras” – a claim for payment work done outside the scope of a contract – is one of the most common issues giving rise to disputes on construction projects. Perhaps equally as common are disputes arising from “back charges” levied by one party against another lower down the contractual … Read more »

  • You may have to keep your promisesFebruary 7, 2018

    Some people are good for their word.  Others are not.  Depending on the circumstances, a promise you make may not be legally enforceable.  However, in the words of the outgoing Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada in the recent judgment in Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2017 SCC 61, equity enforces … Read more »