Prerequisites to construction lien rights in Ontario 

  In Ontario, the Construction Act outlines specific prerequisites that must be met for a party to have construction lien rights. These lien rights are designed to protect contractors, subcontractors, workers, and suppliers who have provided labor or materials to a construction project but have not been fully paid. Understanding these prerequisites is crucial for[…]

Getting paid: summary of the remedies and procedures in the Construction Act to enforce payment to contractors and subcontractors in Ontario

The Construction Act of Ontario offers a comprehensive legal framework to ensure that contractors and subcontractors are paid for their work. This framework outlines various remedies and procedures designed to enforce payment, addressing common issues such as delayed payments, non-payment, and disputes over the quality or scope of work. Here’s a summary of the key[…]

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Expiry of construction lien rights in respect to hiatus in supply, in Ontario

In Ontario, the Construction Act governs the rights and obligations related to construction liens, including the expiry of lien rights. One particular aspect of this legislation that can impact the expiry of construction lien rights is a hiatus in supply—essentially, a pause or break in the supply of services or materials to a project. Understanding[…]

Contractors and Contractors to subcontractors

Holdbacks (10%) and limits of liability of Owners to Contractors and Contractors to subcontractors, subcontractors to sub-subcontractors, pursuant to Construction Act of Ontario

The Construction Act of Ontario, initially known as the Construction Lien Act, has undergone significant amendments to address and improve the fairness and efficiency of the construction payment system and to enhance dispute resolution procedures. Among its key provisions are those related to holdbacks and limits of liability, which play a crucial role in managing[…]

Agreements of Purchase and Sale of Real Estate in Ontario, Canada

Understanding Conditions in Agreements of Purchase and Sale of Real Estate in Ontario, Canada

In the world of real estate, the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS) serves as the cornerstone document that outlines the terms and conditions under which a property will be bought and sold. For those navigating the property market, understanding the conditions in Ontario real estate agreements is crucial for anyone navigating the property market.[…]

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