Firing our contractor
We hired a contractor to help remodel our home in Georgia. They have breach our contract in multiple ways and the biggest was he never even pulled permits for the work. He also never provided us engineer drawings, is 2 months over our due date, never gave us a schedule one which was in the contract and did absolutely terrible work. We’ve paid him 23k our of the 68k which means there’s still 45k leftover. We brought in another contractor to quote what it would cost to fix everything our original contract messed up and he’s going to cost the remaining 45k to do so. I don’t want him to put a lien on our home when we’ve been given awful/terrible work that was never even permitted and it’s going to cost us the remaining amount owed to him to fix his work. We really want to understand what leg we have to stand on when firing him. What do we do?