A construction lien registered on title to property gives the claimant protection for unpaid services or materials that were supplied to an improvement of the property. The lien can only be discharged by order of the court, often on terms protecting the claimant, or by agreement of the parties.
The lawyers at our law firm in Toronto have experience acting for property owners, general contractors and trades on lien claims. On behalf of property owners we have successfully challenged the validity of construction liens as well as the timing of registration of construction liens. Our Toronto law firm has also obtained recovery for trades and contractors who have had to register construction liens to compel payment of their outstanding accounts.