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Ontario to Extend Time Limit to File Construction Liens

Ontario Construction Lien Act

The Ontario Government has introduced legislation that will extend the time limit allowed to file a construction lien if invoices remain unpaid.

Assuming the legislation becomes law, the new time limit to file a construction lien in Ontario will increase from the current 45 days to 90 days. The time limit to sue in court to enforce the lien will also increase from 45 to 90 days. The Attorney General’s office says it expects the new regulations to take effect in 2018.