Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on Your Claim – Key Limitation Period Practices for Contractors

Missing a limitation period recently proved disastrous for an Ontario contractor. After the contractor sued the Town of Tavistock for road, sewer and sidewalk work, the court threw out the entire $134,502.71 claim. The court found that the contractor had brought the claim three weeks after the limitation period expired.[1]

In order to avoid falling into this trap, contractors should always consider how limitation periods affect their claims. We set out below the key facts about how limitation periods work, the benefits and pitfalls of changing the limitation period, and tips on how to manage your limitation periods so they do not expire.

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