Builders' Liens

This script discusses builders liens. A builders lien secures a claim for payment for work or materials supplied to a construction or renovation project. Topics include who can file a builders lien, how to file a lien, time limits, the holdback system, and what a landowner can do to remove a lien.

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builders lien, liens, filing a lien, time limits, landowner, construction or renovation project, contractor, multiple holdback system, trust fund, removing a lien, Dial-A-Law
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