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Nova Scotia Builders Lien 

At this time, Lien-Pro has discontinued providing lien filing services in New Brunswick; however, we can provide you with a referral to a preferred partner. The below information is for educational purposes only.

Nova Scotia Builders Liens can be filed by anyone who has performed work or supplied materials that are deemed to be an improvement to an owner, contractor or sub-contractor for use on land or property in Nova Scotia. Here you will find more information on a Builders Lien

Nova Scotia Builders Lien Filing Deadline 

A Builders Lien in Nova Scotia must be registered within 60 days from the date of completion or abandonment of the contract. A lien claim for wages can only include up to a maximum of 30 days’ worth of unpaid wages in Nova Scotia. The lien claim must be filed within 60 days of the last date and there is no way to extend the filing deadline on a Nova Scotia Builders Lien. 

To calculate your exact filing date deadline for filing a Nova Scotia Builders Lien use our easy Lien filing date calculator

Nova Scotia Builders Lien Expiry

A registered Builders Lien in Nova Scotia will expire 105 days after the work has been completed of the materials last supplied, unless legal action has commenced. This 105 day expiry period runs alongside the original lien deadline of 60 days. For example, if you file your lien on day 60 off site, you will then have 45 more days to have your lien resolved or to commence legal action before your lien expires in Nova Scotia. 

In the event you must sue to prove your lien, it is essential for you to diarize the exact deadline of when this action must be commenced. It is your responsibility to track your deadlines. However, If you want assistance in tracking your lien filing deadlines, check out our Lien-Protection Plans

If unsure about filing a lien then there are other alternatives like our Lien-Pro Demand Letters