The Builders Lien Act and the Pipeline Problem

When pipelines are constructed across private land, the private landowner has no right to refuse a pipeline right-of-way across the land. If the pipeline contractor fails to pay the workers, subcontractors, or suppliers, those persons may end up filing a lien against the property.

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builders liens, Builders Lien Act, construction, resource law, oil & gas, pipeline problem, land, rights of landowner