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Builders’ Liens

Experienced Alberta Construction Lawyers Advising on Builders’ Liens

The mechanism of a builders’ lien can provide contractors and subcontractors with protection for certain rights in the event of non-payment for work or supplies, such as, where a contractor becomes insolvent. Funds must be retained to satisfy potential lien claims in the form of holdbacks, and liens must be properly registered in order to be enforceable.

At HMC Lawyers, we advise construction industry participants about their rights and obligations with respect to builders’ liens. Our Construction Team has decades of construction law experience, and understand the importance of handling lien matters quickly and cost-effectively. 

Construction Lawyers for Builders’ Liens Including Registration, Enforcement and Removal Proceedings

The requirements for liens are very technical and rely on complicated legal precedents and a specialized regulatory framework. If you are involved in a lien matter, it is crucial to tread carefully: making a mistake can seriously impact your rights.

When you retain the Construction Team at HMC Lawyers to handle your lien matter, you will benefit from our extensive knowledge of the Builders’ Lien Act and how it operates in a variety of situations. We can help parties determine whether a lien should be pursued. We can also advise clients regarding:

  • Eligibility for a lien;
  • Who may file liens;
  • Whether a certain property may be subject to a lien;
  • Timelines and lien periods;
  • How to preserve a lien;
  • Disputes over liens and lien rights; and
  • Removal of wrongfully registered liens.

If you are a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier seeking security for payment, we can help use a builders’ lien to secure payment. For project developers, owners and lenders, we can help resolve or defend any outstanding lien claims.

Strategic and Technical Legal Advice for Lien-Related Matters

In addition to builders’ lien issues, HMC Lawyers offers a full range of comprehensive construction law services to our clients and can assist with any other disputes that arise relating to liens, including:

  • Product deficiencies;
  • Holdbacks and set-off claims;
  • Trust claims;
  • Payment delays; and
  • Any other disputes over responsibility as between contractors and subcontractors.

At HMC Lawyers, we understand the importance of minimizing risk and resolving disputes quickly, so projects can get back on track and all participants can have a degree of legal and financial certainty moving forward. We work closely with our clients to find the right approach that helps them minimize exposure to risk and potential legal costs. 

Contact HMC Lawyers for Trustworthy and Reliable Construction Law Advice

At HMC Lawyers, our Construction Team offers exceptional legal advice on builders’ liens and related disputes to various segments of the construction industry. We provide personalized service to each of our clients to help them make well-informed decisions about their business while protecting their legal rights. To speak with one of our lawyers, call 1-800-480-3534 or contact us online.

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Contact HMC Lawyers for Exceptional Legal Guidance

At HMC Lawyers, we offer strategic legal advice. Our breadth of practice experience allows us to promptly handle almost every litigation-related legal issue that may arise, and anticipate potential roadblocks that may delay its resolution. To make an appointment with a member of our team, contact us online or call 403-269-7220

For articling and/or summer student inquiries please contact either Kristen Hagg or Praveen Thind by calling 403.269.7220 or emailing them directly at

HMC Lawyers LLP
#1000 903 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 0P7

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