Filing a Claim of Lien

This part of the website provides information about the process, and information required for, filing claims of lien under the British Columbia Builders Lien Act.
The following pieces of information are required before one can file the claim of lien:
  1. The legal name of the entity that claims the lien (do a corporate search).
  2. The legal name of the entity that owes the money to the lien claimant (do a corporate search)
  3. The legal description of the land that the work was done on / materials were delivered to.
  4. Short description of the work done or material supplied.
  5. The amount due and a statement as to when it was due.
  6. Address for service of the lien claimant.
The pages below provide more information about the steps listed above.
Note that it is an offence to file a lien including a false statement:
 (1) A person who knowingly files or causes an agent to file a claim of lien containing a false statement commits an offence.
(2) A person who commits an offence under subsection (1) is liable to a fine not exceeding the greater of $2 000 and the amount by which the stated claim exceeds the actual claim.
(Builders Lien Act, s. 45).




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