Owner bankruptcy after work started, but before lien filed

According to s. 21 of the Builders Lien Act liens are effective as of the date the claimant did work or supplied material rather than the date on which the lien was filed:
 
A claim of lien filed under this Act takes effect from the time work began or the time the first material was supplied for which the lien is claimed, and it has priority over all judgments, executions, attachments and receiving orders recovered, issued or made after that date.
(Builders Lien Act, s. 21).
 
Therefore, even liens filed after bankruptcy may be valid to give the lien claimant a secured claim against a bankrupt owner.

 

 

 

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