Contractors and Subcontractors that supply to a construction project non-permanent material or construction equipment, or both, may be under the impression they have no lien rights under the British Columbia Builders Lien Act. This stems from the Act’s wording that material or work provided in relation to a construction project must either be attached to the underlying project lands or intended to become part of it. A British Columbia Court of Appeal decision may provide some much-needed support and relief to contractors and subcontractors in the business of supplying non-permanent but necessary construction materials and equipment.

 

We invite you to read Tim Sportschuetz’s full article for an overview of key issues, arguments and supporting case law with respect to non-permanent material and equipment suppliers’ builders’ lien rights.