How can I be sure I have all waivers of lien?
I have had a horrible experience with a detached garage build. to summarize: we are almost done 2 months after the initial deadline, there have been multiple failed inspections (most of which were skipped until the final), the contractor was forced to redo many things after the inspections, one sub asked to be paid directly because he had no faith in the contractor, and I never got the correct foundation poured with ledge walls as was agreed upon in the contract.
the contractor asked for an advance on the final payment, which I declined. We are nearing completion and I was served a writ of garnishment due to a successful lawsuit against the contractor where they will be garnishing his wages.
At final payment I plan to dispute the cost since the foundation is incorrect. But, I am highly suspicious that the subs arent going to get paid and when I asked for waivers of lien, he explained that the demo crew and framers are his employees so they dont provide waivers. How can I make sure I get all of the waivers before I release payment to the court?