The Nuts and Bolts of Builders’ Liens (British Columbia)

The Nuts and Bolts of Builders’ Liens (British Columbia)

BC Housing: 1.5 CPD Points

Live online events


1 hour, 30 minutes, 09:00 AM PDT - 10:30 AM PDT


  • BC Housing CPD Points: 1.5
Presented by Seema Lal
  • Member Rate $15.00 excl. GST
  • $40.00 excl. GST


It is essential for anyone working in or closely with the construction industry to have a basic understanding of builders’ liens as they are increasingly being used as a form of security to contractors, subcontractors, workers and suppliers who supply labour and/or materials in relation to the construction of an improvement on or to land.  However, builders’ liens do not necessarily guarantee recovery in full or at all. Understanding this complex area of law and applying recommended best practices will help you to maximize your potential recovery and reduce your liabilities. 


Course Outline: 

  • An overview of the Builders Lien Act, including a review of the holdback provisions. 

  • The process for filing a claim of lien (who, what, where,when and how). 

  • The process for cancelling a claim of lien. 

  • The process for enforcing a claim of lien. 

  • Best practices and tips for maximizing potential recovery. 


Delivery Method: Virtual Session – Zoom Webinar 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, course materials, and upon completion a digital certificate if requested. 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions. 


There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair


Who Should Attend

This session was designed for anyone in the construction industry who want to know and understand the how the Builders Lien Act works. 

What Previous Participants Have Said

“Lots of great relevant examples.” 

“Very good introduction to a complex topic.” 

"Easy to understand, very clear!" 

“Lots of very detailed info – was nice to have detail rather than just glance over.”