Alberta Builders Lien Filing
Alberta Builders Lien filing services with Lien-Pro is easy. Since 2006, Lien-Pro has been helping companies to place a lien on jobs in Alberta. If you are unsure about filing a lien in Alberta, Lien-Pro can take care of the entire process for filing an Alberta Builders Lien.
In the United States, a Mechanics' Lien is basically the same as a Builders Lien in Canada. A construction or Builders lien gives contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and labourers a method to collect money owed to them for labour and materials used to improve the land or property. Anyone who makes or causes to make improvements by providing work or materials in Alberta for an owner, contractor or subcontractor may file an Alberta Builders Lien.
Protect your interests with an Alberta Builders Lien
An Alberta Builders Lien is primarily used with delinquent customers, as leverage to get paid. When you file builders liens in Alberta you are registering your legal interest against the property where the work was done, or materials supplied. The easiest way of declaring you have a financial interest in a project, for monies owed is with an Alberta Builders Lien.
It should be noted that when you file a Builders Lien further payment will be delayed to the entire project and freeze the property so it cannot be sold or refinanced. For example: If you are a sub-contractor doing work on a house, you can file a lien against the company, or builder who hired you and the lien is registered against the property.
Alberta Filing Deadline
***New Legislation & Deadlines as of August 29, 2022
The Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act (the "PPCLA”) came into force on August 29, 2022. Lien deadlines in AB have been extended; however, there is a transition period for projects commenced prior to August 29, 2022. Your lien deadline may vary; therefore, Lien-Pro's calculator is conservative and will continue to calculate your lien deadline at 45-days to help mitigate you potentially missing your lien deadline.
Deadline Extensions as of August 29, 2022:
- Construction industry: from 45 days to 60 days
- Concrete industry: from 45 days to 90 days (extension does not apply for ready-mix supply or install)
In Alberta, a Builders' lien must be registered at the Land Titles Office within the appropriate number of days itemized above, from the date the work is completed, or the materials supplied to the project site. If you are unsure how many days you have left until your filing deadline, use our date calculator for Alberta Builders Liens.
If your claim is between day 1 to day 39 (for new deadlines: day 1-54 OR day 1-84) of the lien deadline then use our online form for our Regular - Alberta Builders Lien Filing Service.
If your claim is between day 40 to day 45 (for new deadlines: day 55-60 OR day 85-90) of the lien deadline then you should use our Rush - Alberta Builders Lien Filing Service.
In the event you must sue to prove-perfect your lien, be aware that Lien-Pro does not diarize the exact deadline of when this action must be commenced. It is the responsibility of the Customer. However, we offer unlimited lien deadline tracking with most Lien-Protection Plans.
If you are unsure how to make a lien in Alberta, let Lien-Pro take care of the lien filing hassles. Lien-Pro is here to provide you with our expertise. Contact us for more information or schedule a free introductory consultation on filing an Alberta Builders Lien.
Services Available in Alberta:Builders' Liens and Oil & Gas Liens:
- Builders' Lien - Regular Service
- Builders' Lien - RUSH Service
- Oil & Gas - Regular Service
- Oil & Gas - RUSH Service
- Title Search - Address
- Title Search - Legal Description
- Title Search - Oil & Gas - Mineral
- Corporation Search - Business Search
- PPSA Search - Name (Individual or Business)
- PPSA Search - VIN or Serial Number