Thomas G. Heintzman, O.C., Q.C., FCIArb

Decision Holding That Demolition Is Not An Improvement Is Reversed

In my article dated December 11, 2011, I reported on a decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court holding that demolition is not an “improvement” for the purposes of the B.C. Builders Lien Act (the Act).  That decision has since been reversed by the B.C. Court of Appeal.  It was not reversed on the merits, […]

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Does The Removal Of Equipment Amount To An Improvement For Lien Purposes?

Update:  The decision of the BC Supreme Court in West Fraser Mills Ltd. v. BKB Construction Inc., referred to in this article has since been reversed by the BC Court of Appeal.  Please see my blog of April 7, 2012.  The decision of the BC Supreme Court may still be relevant if and when that […]

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Construction Lien Act – Improvement

January 2011 Construction Lien Act – Improvement:  The Ontario Construction Lien Act has been recently amended to broaden the definition of “improvement”.  That definition now includes the installation of industrial, mechanical, electrical or other equipment on the land or any building, structure or works on the land that is essential to the normal or intended […]

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