Non-Member Cost :




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CPD Points:


BC Housing Competency Area:

Legal Issues

Time Commitment:

2 hours

Delivery Method:

Online Recording

Course Description

* The information is current as of the date recorded (April 17, 2023) and it is only legal information and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

* Please note, if you attended the live webinar session offered on April 17, 2023, you cannot claim the recorded version for CPD because this would be repeat training and is not valid for CPD with BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services.

This course will provide information on British Columbia’s Builders Lien Act and how it applies to various industry stakeholders, including Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers.  This course will assist participants in obtaining an understanding of the following key learning objectives:

  • Understand the purpose of the Builders Lien Act, who it applies to, and how it works for different industry stakeholders.
  • Understand the process for filing and enforcing a lien.
  • Understand how to apply the statutory builders lien holdback for Owners, Contractors, and Subcontractors.
  • Receive a primer on key anticipated changes to the Builders Lien Act being proposed based on recommendations made to the British Columbia Law Institute.
  • Review key cases interpreting and applying the Builders Lien Act in British Columbia.

Presented by: Andrew D.R. Delmonic 

Andrew D.R. Delmonic is a partner with Kuhn LLP. He has experience representing clients in a variety of litigation matters before the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal of British Columbia. Andrew’s practice is primarily focused on business litigation, and he has assisted clients in resolving a broad range of issues, including those relating to contracts, construction, builders’ liens, employment, debt collection, and shareholder and partnership disputes.  Andrew also assists clients in preparing and revising contracts, including drafting and advising on construction contracts and contracts of employment. Andrew has regularly written articles for publication in the field of construction law.

Andrew volunteers his time as a Board Member with HAVAN, and is an instructor for the Construction Law course provided through The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia.

Course Format

All online courses require successful completion of the following components:

  • Review all course materials in full.

Course Material


There is no textbook for this session. All materials are contained within the presentation videos.


Builders Liens and Holdbacks 101 (Ongoing)