Mechanic’s Lien Threat from Contractor
I am a duplex owner in Cleveland. My contractor performed work without obtaining permits to do that work. We paid him 1/2 of the funds already, but don’t want to pay the remainder until the city has inspected the work. Now the contractor is threatening to file a mechanic’s lien. Do we have to pay him now, if there has been no inspection AND he never obtained the required permits?