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Construction Lien Flowchart

This detailed flowchart will help you determine which Act applies to your construction law matter. Generally, the old Act will apply where a contract for the improvement was entered into before July 1, 2018 or a “procurement process” for the improvement was commenced before July 1, 2018 by the owner. If neither of these circumstances apply, the new lien modernization provisions will govern. But that’s not all there is to know. Use this decision making flowchart to help determine which processes should be followed when liening a project – but remember: there is no substitute for a comprehensive review and understanding of the new legislation.

Please also refer to our Limitations and Notice Period chart for real property.


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