Construction Liens: Which Act applies?
To accompany the blog post originally posted on September 16, entitled Upcoming Changes to the Construction Act , we are pleased to share a detailed flowchart to help you determine which Act applies to your construction law matter. Generally, the old Act will apply where a contract for the improvement was entered into before July 1, 2018 or a “procurement process” for the improvement was commenced before July 1, 2018 by the owner. If neither of these circumstances apply, the new lien modernization provisions will govern. But that’s not all there is to know. Use this decision making flowchart to help determine which processes should be followed when liening a project – but remember: there is no substitute for a comprehensive review and understanding of the new legislation.