On July 25th 2018 I hired a contractor to trim a tree that caused an insurance claim on my rental property and to my neighbor's property. The contract was not fulfilled and I let the contractor know my neighbor called to alert me it was not according to the agreement ( I live an hour and a half away). I let the contractor know I needed to see the property before I would issue payment. I went to see the tree on 7-30-18 and it was not trimmed according to our agreement. I issued a check for payment on 8-3-18 since I was receiving threats for payment. I decided to pay this unprofessional person to go away. Meanwhile I still have to have three limbs cut from the tree. On 8-10-18 I received a recorded claim of lien from Oakland county dated 8-6-18. I have proof the cashed check dated 8-7-18. I have called this contractor to get the lien released but he will not contact me back. Is there a template I can send to demand the release? What is the time frame he must complete this after he received payment?
"When any claim of lien has been fully paid, the lien claimant shall deliver to the owner, lessee, or other person making payment a certificate, witnessed and acknowledged in the same manner as a discharge of mortgage, that the claim has been paid and is now discharged. If an action to enforce the construction lien through foreclosure is pending, the lien claimant also shall furnish, upon request, those documents which are necessary to effect a discontinuance or dismissal of the action and a discharge of any notice of lis pendens filed in connection with the action."