We signed a contract with a contractor to do a home remodel on my in-laws home. We do not hold any legal or equitable title or interest in the home. Is there anywhere where it states that a contract like this should be signed by the homeowner and not a party without legal rights, title or interest in the property? My in-laws are refusing to pay the last $11k and the contractor is suing my husband and myself in small claims court because we signed the contract and he feels that we should pay for the remaining balance. The contractor did not issue a 20-day preliminary notice of intent to lien. Thank you!