Can I file a lien for the General Contractor not willing to pay remaining balance of a project?
We completed roofing work at a project in Yorba Linda in September 2019. We received a partial payment because the General Contractor believed we should install something differently. We returned to fix it and sent a bill for the remaining balance on December 9th, 2019. At this point, the General Contractor is refusing to pay us until after the project has passed final inspection. He has not scheduled the inspection yet and claims that they will not allow him to do so until mid January. I filed a 20 day notice in September, and sent an intent to file a lien today. I am wondering if we are able to file the lien though with these circumstances.
I asked the General Contractor to compromise by sending a payment and leaving a retention, but he refused.