Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Construction Liens in Alberta: A definitive legal guide for the Alberta construction industry
The new Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the Act) has brought significant construction law reform in Alberta, including the introduction of prompt payment timeline requirements; a new, faster statutory adjudication system for contract disputes; and longer deadlines to register liens.
To help industry participants navigate the constantly evolving nature of construction liens in Alberta, McCarthy Tétrault partner Bryan West and associate Jordan Bierkos have authored Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Construction Liens in Alberta, the only A to Z construction legislation text covering the Alberta market.
Previously titled Builders’ Liens in Alberta, this latest edition of the guide to Alberta construction legislation includes extensive commentary and research on the new proposed prompt payment portions of the legislation, the new adjudication regime, the addition of the progressive lien fund system, and more.
In addition, as with each new edition of the book, updated and published annually by Carswell Thomson Reuters, new case law has been added along with an in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, including the use of contractual and equitable set off claims in construction disputes, the difference between construction and repair work, and informed analysis of the adjudication system and proposed regulations. This helpful resource includes information on the following:
Part I: Procedure and law
- Overview of the Act
- The adoption of prompt payment and adjudication in Alberta
- The nature of a construction lien action
- Creation of a construction lien
- Lien registration and realization, and lien enforcement
- The holdback and lien fund system
- Trust provisions
- Defending against liens
- Construction bonds
Part II: The annotated Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act
Prompt Payment, Adjudication and Construction Liens in Alberta, 2021-2022, Print and ProView eBook
Purchase a copy of the book from Thomson Reuters (available in softbound and eBook)