I had a friend's husband do some electrical work in my fathers house, before we sold it. This house is part of an estate that I am the executor of. After he completed the majority of the work, I was given an invoice before the work was complete. The invoice was 3 times the original bid amount, which was 3 times higher than the original bid. With the invoice was a message that stated this would be the final invoice, but the electrician would be back to finish up the work. Months later, he came back to finish the work and I received a second invoice. I asked for an itemized invoice, and they refused. They threatened a lien before the invoice pay deadline had even hit, and then the filed it. Come to find out, this guy isn't even a licensed contractor. He is a journeyman who cannot contract his own work. I was forced to pay the lien, in order to close on the sale of the house.