Can I pay Money into Court to Remove a Construction Lien in Ontario?

Yes, in Ontario, it is possible to pay money into court to remove a construction lien from a property. This process is known as “payment into court” and is governed by section 44 of the Construction Lien Act.

Under this provision, any person may pay into court the amount claimed in a lien, plus costs, to have the lien discharged. Once the money is paid into court, the lien is removed from the property.

However, it is important to note that paying into court does not necessarily resolve the underlying dispute between the parties. If the parties are unable to reach a settlement or agreement, the matter may still need to be resolved through litigation or arbitration.

It is also important to note that the process for paying into court can be complex, and it is recommended that parties seek the assistance of a lawyer experienced in construction lien law to guide them through the process. If you have any questions, you may contact our construction lawyers at 1-877-892-7778 or info@falconlawyers.ca.

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