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Guide to the Builders' Lien Act for Nova Scotia

When can you put a lien on property and what is involved in registering and preserving a lien? Although the process may seem simple, to ensure that your lien claim is valid, you should get advice from a lawyer and a lawyer should prepare the claim for you.

Log in with your CFIB ID and password to find out answers to questions like:

  • What is a lien?
  • What law covers liens?
  • What work is covered by the Act?
  • What is not covered by the Act?
  • What is the purpose of the Act?
  • What are the rights of a lien holder?
  • When does a lien become effective?
  • How do I register my lien?
  • What information do I need to register my lien?
  • How soon do I have to register a lien?
  • What do I have to do to keep my lien effective?
  • What do I have to do to prove my claim in court?
  • How will I get what is owed me?
  • What happens once the lien is paid?
  • Is the process the same for putting a lien on a chattel?
  • Where can I get more information?

 

When can you put a lien on property and what is involved in registering and preserving a lien? Although the process may seem simple, to ensure that your lien claim is valid, you should get advice from a lawyer and a lawyer should prepare the claim for you.

Log in with your CFIB ID and password to find out answers to questions like:

  • What is a lien?
  • What law covers liens?
  • What work is covered by the Act?
  • What is not covered by the Act?
  • What is the purpose of the Act?
  • What are the rights of a lien holder?
  • When does a lien become effective?
  • How do I register my lien?
  • What information do I need to register my lien?
  • How soon do I have to register a lien?
  • What do I have to do to keep my lien effective?
  • What do I have to do to prove my claim in court?
  • How will I get what is owed me?
  • What happens once the lien is paid?
  • Is the process the same for putting a lien on a chattel?
  • Where can I get more information?