The B.C. Builders Lien Act - An Executive Summary

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Real Estate Law Group

The Builders Lien Act (Bill 38) (the “Act”) was brought into force on February 1, 1998 and replaced the former builders lien legislation in force in the Province. The Act significantly changed previous existing construction practice and must be understood by anyone working in the construction industry in British Columbia. This article is a summary of certain features of the Act and is intended to serve as a basic overview of its operation.