Construction litigation covers a broad spectrum of disputes, including construction delays, breach of contract, breach of trust, professional negligence, inadequate design, faulty construction, work safety issues and builders liens.
Construction or Builders Liens
An effective debt collection tool, a builders lien secures a claim for payment for materials or labour used on a construction project. In the case of a construction dispute, any individual who has worked on a building project – including suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, engineers and architects – has the ability to file a lien. The BC Builders Lien Act helps the claimant get paid.
If the lien is not “cleared” by the owner in a reasonable amount of time, the claimant may have to sue to enforce the lien and file a ‘certificate of pending litigation’ against the property. Both of these steps need to occur within a year of filing the lien.
Construction Litigation Lawyers
Hobbs Giroday has advised owners, general contractors, subcontractors, builders and design professionals regarding their construction project concerns. We have acted for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of construction disputes, most notably as counsel for Vancouver Wharves terminal owned by Kinder Morgan.
Our construction litigation lawyers have handled simple breach of conduct claims to major construction issues. We have also assisted many construction industry clients with filing builders liens in order to receive payment for their services.
We leverage over sixty years of combined litigation experience to represent clients in negligence claims, from professional negligence and personal injury to product liability. Outside of the courtroom, our construction litigation lawyers have effectively handled numerous arbitrations and mediations.
In some forms of construction litigation such as liens, time limits to file are short. If you have a construction dispute, contact Hobbs Giroday immediately for a consultation about your case.