Construction Law is unique to almost every geographical region. Learning one region’s laws, however, could be beneficial to advancing laws in our own.

A common misconception is that a discharged construction lien can be revived if additional services or materials are supplied to the subject property. This is not the case. Once the door closes on your lien rights, it will never re-open.

Understanding the crucial difference between Owners and Home Buyers as defined under the Construction Act helps Subcontractors keep track of and keep alive their lien rights.

While the legislature has not commented on the effect of COVID-19 on construction limitation periods, the Courts have tried to provide some direction as to how they would treat the lack of strict compliance with the otherwise truncated limitation periods in the Act.

In this case, the Court considers the importance of establishing a direct connection/chain between the party claiming a trust relationship and the party against whom trust obligations are imparted.  

Despite its benefits, holdback has disadvantageous features to certain subcontractors in the context of larger-scale projects – early release assists with this problem.

Every industry has terminology or industry-specific knowledge that non-members of the industry do not think or know about. In the legal realm, I think this biggest non-industry piece of information is the difference between barristers and solicitors.

How do you lien when the price of services and materials is subject to a “costs-savings” provision? The Dominus v. H&W case discusses this conundrum.

What makes a good construction lawyer? While every lawyer needs to know the law, in order to be a good construction lawyer – it is quintessential to understand the industry and the inner workings of construction projects. Video games, like Minecraft, have the potential to provide people with a rudimentary or conceptual understanding of construction.

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