We just had to fire our contractor (unlicensed in California) for a host of reasons. We have already overpaid him based on the amount of work that he's done and where we are in our project. He is claiming we owe him more money and he just threatened that if we don't pay him additional money upon his termination, that his subcontractors that he had "lined up" are going to file liens on our property because he had them lined up during this busy time and he had given them deposits (which I don't believe). Can they even do that if they never even did any work on our property? These are subcontractors that could not possibly do any work because he didn't finish his part of the work (roofers/electricians/plumbers) - is it even a possibility they could do this or is he just trying to intimidate us (par for the course).