Amount allowed in contractor’s lien
I hired a contractor to remodel three bathrooms. I refused to pay him the full amount because of shoddy work (eg one of his subs damaged a wall and it was not properly repaired incorrect work (he used the wrong color grout in one bathroom, did patching jobsand textured walls that had been virtually smooth, etc. We discussed a compromise but did not reach an agreement, and he kept making up new charges for things we never agreed to
The unpaid balance is $3862, but he placed a lien for $10280. Included in that amount is recording the lien and interest.
If it goes to foreclosure can the lien be enforced? And if so, can we prevent foreclosure by paying what the court says we owe?