Lien by “contractor”

According to s. 2 of the Builders Lien Act “contractors” may be entitled to liens. Section 1 of the Builders Lien Act includes the following definition for “contractor”:
“[C]ontractor” means a person engaged by an owner to do one or more of the following in relation to an improvement:
(a) perform or provide work;
(b) supply material;
but does not include a worker.
(Builders Lien Act, s. 1(1)).
By definition, the “contractor” must have a direct contractual relationship with the owner, else it will be a “subcontractor”.




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