As we get ready for the hustle and bustle of decorating, traveling, and gift buying, it is important to keep safety in mind to ensure the year’s festivities are not ruined by an unexpected accident. To help keep you safe this holiday season, be sure to keep the following tips in mind:
Use ladders carefully: In Canada, over 3000 people are treated each year for fall-related injuries associated with putting up holiday decorations. From putting up lights to bringing down decorations from the attic, these activities involve the extensive use of ladders and can carry a fair amount of danger. To prevent injury when using ladders, always use a properly rated ladder, have someone assist you, keep your body centered, and never stand on the top of a ladder.
Drive safe: Harsh winter weather conditions and a surge in the number of drunk drivers between Thanksgiving and New Years’ Day make the holiday season one of the most dangerous times of year to drive. To minimize your chances of being injured in a car
As a homeowner undertaking a renovation project on your property, you may or may not be aware that the title to your property could become encumbered by a construction lien. Construction liens can create serious problems when you want to sell or mortgage your property. They also can affect your credit rating. Construction liens are a very complex and technical area of law. These actions are governed by the Construction Lien Act and have many different requirements than any other court action. If you find yourself in a construction lien dispute, you should speak to a lawyer with experience in construction liens to help you deal with the situation and avoid any possible costs and delays.
What is a Construction Lien?
A lien is a security interest registered against the title to real property by a person who supplied labour or materials to your property. It can prevent you from selling or re-financing your property. It can also be a threat to your current mortgage, and your current mortgage may even have a provision