I contacted a contractor to do a roof job out of pocket. The contractor suggested I had storm damage and that I should file an insurance claim. I did and in the end it went from a roof to a serious project worth over $70,000. At this point I don't want to work with the original contractor because it is a lot more involved. I signed a contract with the contractor early on because he said he would not help me with the insurance claim unless I did. The contract contains a statement that says if I want to cancel the contract without legal right, and the project has not started that they would be entitled to "Actual Cost" and "Not as a penalty" The contractor has never received any payment, has not ordered materials, or performed any work in relation to the claim. I need to know if this contractor has any legal ground to file a lien against my property even though they didn't do any work.