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The Builders Lien Act and the Pipeline Problem

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