Builder's Liens - Hold Backs and Claims

Builders' Liens: Holdbacks and Claims

Date(s): December 16, 2021

Duration: Half Day session

Format: Blend of virtual and/or in person

Time: 8:30AM - 12:00PM

Member Price: $300.00 + HST

Non-Member Price: $390.00 + HST

Who Should Attend: Business owners, suppliers, administration professionals, and office managers.

Overview: A Builders Lien is a form of creditors right available to suppliers of labor, materials or services in connection with construction or improvement of land. The Builders Lien Act of Nova Scotia gives lien holders the right to recover all or a portion of the money owed to them from the owner of the property who benefitted from the labor or materials regardless of whether the lien holder had a direct contract with the owner.

At this session you will broaden your knowledge of the lien process, build a lien vocabulary, and learn how to complete the paper trail. In addition, you will learn the ins and outs with respect to the project holdback and how to identify the players in the lien process.


    • Introduction and general principles
    • Holdbacks
    • Who can lien
    • Property to which a lien may attach
    • Ranking of claims
    • Application to Provincial Crown
    • Registering and perfecting liens
    • Vacating liens
    • Construction Trusts

Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.