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Did he complete the work for the most part?When is the last time he worked on your place?What province is this please?How much does he say you owe him and what is your view on what you owe, if anything?
I am sorry to hear this.
It is too late for him to place a lien on your property.
You can tell him that he did not complete the worked and that while you agreed to pay him a specific sum, that was for all of the work being completed. You can tell him that if he cannot prove to you, by way of a detail invoice, exactly what you owe, you will not pay anything. However, what you will do is retain someone else to complete the work and then will pay him what is owed to him pursuant to your agreement less the amount that you paid this new person.
Tell him that if he does not agree you are happy to have a court decide but he should know that if he sues you you will be seeking an order for your costs.
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