Construction Act – Overview & Amendments – Construction Lien Process

The Construction Act – Overview and Amendments The purpose of the Construction Act, is to provide protection for a contractor’s right to payment for services and materials supplied in the construction industry. The most commonly utilized protection takes the form of the right to a lien for the value of services or materials supplied to[…]

Renovation Related Contracts: Agreements with Owners and Subcontractors

Renovation Related Contracts: Agreements with Owners and Subcontractors

For members of the construction industry engaged in renovation work it is critical that agreements with owners be formulated to address two major considerations. Firstly, the contractor will want to have an agreement which addresses essential legal rights of the parties. Secondly, agreements should be written in concise simple language so as not to be[…]

How to Write a Contract for Custom New Home Construction

How to Write a Contract for Custom New Home Construction

By Frank Feldman For builder members of the construction industry engaged in construction of custom new homes, it is critical that agreements with owners be formulated to address two major considerations. First, agreements should be written in concise and simple language so as not to be intimidating, which may dissuade owners from retaining the contractor.[…]

Use of Appropriate Contracts and Attention to Administration

Use of Appropriate Contracts and Attention to Administration

USE THE APPROPRIATE CONTRACT A contract should serve the purposes of being a reliable guide to clarify and confirm the intention of the parties. In other words, what the parties intended the bargain to be, as well as stating what their respective rights are. Choose the type of contract which is suited to the circumstances.[…]

Custom New Home Construction Agreements

Custom New Home Construction Agreements

For Builder members of the construction industry engaged in construction of custom new homes it is critical that agreements with owners be formulated to address two major considerations. Firstly, the Builder will want to have an agreement which addresses essential legal rights of the parties. Secondly, agreements should be written in concise simple language so[…]

Tarion New Home Warranty

Tarion New Home Warranty

Whether you are a builder, vendor, or owner of a new property in Ontario, you should know that most new homes in Ontario are covered by a new home warranty. This warranty protection is provided by Ontario’s builders and enforced by Tarion, a private not-for-profit organization funded entirely by registration, renewal, and enrollment fees paid[…]