Builders' Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2019-2020 (Print & ProView)

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Until now, dealing with builders liens in Alberta has been a formidable task. The legislation is difficult, the field itself rife with industry-specific, unwritten "rules" that are known only to those immersed in daily practice. As creatures of statute, builders liens demand strategic considerations not applicable to normal litigation procedure, whats complex for practitioners is even more daunting to non-lawyers.

For the first time, you have a practical, no-nonsense guide to this complex area. Builders' Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2018-2019 is the only publication to specifically address practical aspects of builders lien litigation in the province and to explain, interpret, and clarify the Alberta Builders' Lien Act. Its a welcome handbook and daily practice aid for construction lawyers, and an essential guide for non-lawyers and practitioners who must sometimes venture into the area. Discover penetrating insight and practical guidance on builders lien. Construction lawyers will draw on the expert annotation of the Act, find the relevant case law to illustrate interpretations, enjoy quick access to the unwritten rules specific to the industry, and rely on a wealth of practice aids including quick reference guides, checklists, and precedents. Contractors and development firms alike will protect their interests with plain-language guidance on practical solutions to builders, lien litigation problems, recommendations for effective strategies, and an insiders illumination of the unwritten "rules" that can propel or derail your case.

Find Alberta-specific guidance on:

  • Registering a lien
  • Defending against liens
  • Prevenient arrangements
  • Priorities
  • Vendors liens

Until now, any discussion of Albertas legislation and practice guidelines came as a small part of a broad Canadian overview. Why practice with anything else when you can turn to an Alberta-specific guide written by an Alberta specialist?

Todays builders lien practice calls for a reference that delivers focused and practical information. The Builders Liens in Alberta: Procedure, Law and the Annotated Act, 2018-2019 updates procedures, law, and practice aids. Significant case law is concisely summarized and conveniently organized under each section of the Act.

The following are examples of updates and decisions included in this years edition:

  • Added figure 8 limits of liability and recovery
  • Updated figure 9 section 27 Payment from lien fund

The current edition includes:

  • Architectural Millwork & Door Installations Inc. v. Provincial Store Fixtures Ltd., 128 (2017 ABQB 390, 67 CLR (4th) 13) and 2018 ABQB 323
  • Impact Painting Ltd v. Man-Shield (Alta) Construction Inc., 2017 ABQB 743
  • Georgetown Townhouse GP Ltd. v. Crystal Waters Plumbing Company Inc., 2018 ABQB 617
  • Westpoint Capital Corporation v. Solomon Spruce Ridge Inc., 2017 ABQB 254, 2017 CarswellAlta 580
  • New Beginnings Contracting Ltd v. Wedgewoods Condominium Corp, 2017 ABQB 501, [2017] AWLD 4846
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 424 v. Imperial Oil Ventures Resources Limited, 2017 ABQB 434, 61 Alta LR (6th) 365, 71 CLR (4th) 32
  • Advantage Custom Homes Inc. v. Waterman, 2018 ABQB 25, [2018] AWLD 578
  • Terrapin Mortgage Investment Corp v. 1726811 Alberta Ltd., 2018 ABQB 513


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