Knowing Your Limits Under the Builders Lien Act: Claim of Lien Filing, Holdback Periods and Certificates of Completion

  • November 09, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Event


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The Builders Lien Act provides a very useful tool in the toolbox of an unpaid subcontractor or trade contractor, but has set processes and timelines that must be followed in order to allow a subcontractor or trade contractor to avail itself of the Act’s rights and remedies. However, the Builders Lien Act is commonly misunderstood including with respect to certificates of completion, the claim of lien filing period and the holdback period.  The learning objectives of this presentation include:

  • Know and understand how to obtain the issuance of a certificate of completion.
  • Know the claim of lien filing period and related triggering events.
  • Know the holdback period and related triggering events.


Tyler Galbraith, Partner at Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP

Tyler Galbraith practices in the areas of construction law including contract drafting, procurement, disputes and liens. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and has been involved in several appeals, trials, arbitrations and mediations. He has acted in numerous builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims and insurance coverage. He is the author of numerous construction law articles and other publications, with a focus on tender and builders lien issues.

Education and Bar Admission

  • B.A., with distinction: University of Victoria, 1997
  • LL.B: University of British Columbia, 2002
  • Called to the Bar: British Columbia, 2004

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