The Construction Lien Act has gone through a modernization resulting in the new Construction Act.
The new Act came into force in two stages: The first amendments occurred on July 1, 2018 and the second amendments came into force on October 1, 2019.
The latest stage introduces Prompt Payment and Adjudication creating a new regime in Ontario. In addition, there have already been amendments to the new Act in the form of Bill 57 on December 6, 2018.
The Topics for the Seminar Include:
- Prompt payment
- New dates to preserve and perfect liens
- New trust requirements
- Liening municipalities
- New Section 39 requirements
- New obligations of landlords
- Surety bonds
- Phased holdback release
Please note the information obtained from or through this course does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.
Jeffrey is a partner in Koskie Minsky LLP, with expertise in construction liens and litigation. He has written several articles on construction law issues, and is a frequent speaker and chairperson at both Ontario Bar Association conferences and private industry forums, including the Toronto Construction Association and the Ontario Road Builder's Association.