We only practice Construction Law.
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Construction is a highly complex, heavily regulated industry with numerous stakeholders involved in every project.
The Construction Act outlines rules for contractors and sub-contractors in the construction industry in Ontario and was recently amended in 2019.
This is very technical area of law so when issues affect your business, you need a highly skilled lawyer to quickly and efficiently navigate the best solution.
At Corestone, we only practice Construction and closely related areas of law.
We have extensive experience handling litigation matters across Canada, spanning each of our firm’s practice areas of construction, real estate, engineering law, as well as insurance litigation.
Our litigation approach is unique, with a delicate balance between pushing forward while containing costs and remaining focused on what is best for our clients.
In Ontario, a construction lien (also called a builders’ lien or mechanics’ lien in other provinces) is a legal claim for payment for goods and services that have been supplied to improve a property.
If you haven’t been paid for work you have performed, you are entitled to file a construction lien.
As a lien claimant, you are entitled to the amount of the price of the services or materials provided to the owner, contractors and sub-contractors.
Liens are a powerful tool to use to reclaim your money. They are registered on the title of the property with a land registry office. While the lien is in place, the owner may have their bank freeze their credit. If the property is sold, the new owner is required to pay out your lien.
Let us help you get the funds you are owed.
For Property Owners
It is important that you contact us as soon as you have been served with a construction lien claim. You have only 20 days to file a Statement of Defence, a cross-claim, a counterclaim or a third party claim.
If you fail to deliver a Statement of Defence within the time allowed, you may be noted in default, and will not be permitted to contest the claim, or to file a Statement of Defence unless they have the permission of the court.
Let us help you defend your property.
If you’re looking for a firm that proactively offers personalized solutions, consider the professionals at Corestone Law. For more information on how we can help you handle your legal needs, schedule a consultation, send us an email, or submit the contact form. For more information on how we can help you handle your legal needs, schedule a consultation, send us an email, or submit the contact form.