Lianne J. Armstrong

Lianne J. Armstrong

Lerners LLP

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Buyers Beware When Purchasing a Home

When purchasing a home, the purchaser should be aware that the doctrine of “Caveat Emptor” or “let the buyer beware” generally applies to the sale of a property. The purchaser has an obligation to inspect the property and to...more

5/10/2013 - Buyers Defect Duty to Disclose Latent Defects Property Owners Vendors

What are the time limits for filing a construction lien?

Contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers all need to know how long they have to register their construction lien(s). The time limits to register a construction lien under the Ontario Construction Lien Act are as...more

11/20/2012 - Liens

Registering a construction lien against multiple lots in a subdivision

The Ontario Construction Lien Act allows lien claimants to register a single construction lien against more than one lot or property in certain circumstances. This single lien against multiple properties is referred to as a...more

10/24/2012 - Construction Contracts Construction Liens

Practical new requirement pertaining to registering a Construction Lien against a condominium project

After a condominium is registered, it is a complicated and costly process to register a construction lien for work done on the condominium project. However, the Construction Lien Act now requires that developers and builders...more

10/2/2012 - Condominiums Construction Contracts Liens Notice Requirements Registration

What can I do to get paid if I have missed the time to file a construction lien

The Construction Lien Act has very rigid timelines within which a contractor, subcontractor or supplier can register a construction lien for outstanding payments for work performed or materials supplied on a construction...more

9/10/2012 - Construction Contracts Liens Limitation Periods

When can you register a construction lien against a landlord's interest in property

The question often arises whether there is right to a register a construction lien against a landlord/owner’s interest in property with respect to a contract with a tenant to provide improvements to its leased premises. In...more

8/14/2012 - Landlords Leases Liens Tenants

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