Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act – What You Need to Know

Deborah K. Vick

Kerry Powell BA Hons. LLB. QC Gowling WLG (Canada)

The Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act comes into outcome these days. It is important to know if the new laws – prompt payment, prolonged builders’ lien periods, and adjudication course of action – use to you and the venture that you are involved in.

Right here are the transitionary provisions of the new legislation:

  1. Any one who is accomplishing work, delivering companies, or furnishing merchandise or materials with respect to an advancement in land ought to comply with the new laws
  1. The new laws does not implement to Community Is effective initiatives, P3’s with the Federal government of Alberta, Federal Govt initiatives, or functions and upkeep perform that does not require an advancement to the project lands
  1.  The new laws applies to municipal, county and regional district projects carried out in Alberta
  1. The new laws applies similarly to owners which include property builders, architects and professional engineers who are registered as experts and supplying consulting products and services to an improvement, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
  1. The new legislation will utilize to your deal irrespective of the kind of contracting approach or design, or payment process that is remaining utilised
  1. The new laws applies to suppliers even if they are positioned exterior of Alberta as long their item is staying utilised in an enhancement in Alberta
  1. The new legislative provisions implement to contracts between an operator and a contractor entered into on or right after August 29, 2022
  1. The new laws will use to subcontracts and supply agreements based upon the date of the contract between the proprietor and the contractor – NOT the day of that the subcontract or source settlement is entered into between the subcontractor and the contractor or the supplier or the contractor – so you will need to have to know the date of the primary deal to know if the new laws applies to your subcontract or provider settlement
  1. The provisions of the outdated Builders’ Lien Act will proceed to implement if the prime agreement was entered into right before August 29, 2022 even if a subcontract or source arrangement is entered right after August 29, 2022 and
  1. If the length of the agreement involving the owner and the contractor exceeds two yrs from August 29, 2022, soon after two many years the new legislation will use to the agreement, and the contract phrases, which includes all subcontracts and provide agreements, have to be revised to comply with the new legislation.

We hope that this reminder assists you realize whether or not or not the new laws applies to your agreement, subcontractor or provider settlement.

We are equally hopeful that the new laws delivers an option for our industry to adapt to a consistent and reputable payment system and keep away from unwelcome and high priced conflict over payment concerns, so that the industry can do what it does very best – develop for the future of Alberta.

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