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I hired a roofer and he did not do the job according to the manufacturers specs .I asked him to fix the problems and his fix was a joke. I haven't paid him yet and told him I will pay him when he fixes the problems. Yesterday he sent me a contract letter stating if I don't pay him within 3 days he will put a Lein on my house and charge me 1.5% a month. Do I have to pay him before he completes the fixes I have requested . And if I refuse to pay him until it is fixed can he charge me 1.5% a month.what are my legal options?
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Does the contract contain a warranty of labor? What is the nature of the required repairs?

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Are you online with me?

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The contractor can file his lien so long as it has been 90 days or less form the last date any work or supplies were furnished.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Your recourse is to sue the contractor for breach of contract and breach of the warranty. That should also result in the court ordering the removal of the lien.

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Lawyer: Loren, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Also, the lien does not last forever must be foreclosed by the contractor within 8 mos of filing or it expires. So, if the contractor does not foreclose it just goes away (the lien, not the claim).

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