I have a NOI. I am not confident that the party that filled the NOI can be trusted to remove the intent with full payment. I never should have hired him, lesson learned. Now I just want to pay him be done with him. How can I be assured the NOI will be removed? Is there a form? Should I pay him if he won’t put into writing that the NOI is removed?
In California, a Notice of Intent to Lien isn't a filed document, so there isn't anything that would need to be removed per se. Consider it a simple payment demand letter with some teeth. In any event, you should request that the subcontractor provide a California Conditional Lien Waiver and Release in exchange for the payment. That way your bases are covered regarding any potential lien claims from that subcontractor after payment has been made.