In March 2018, the contractor sued me for non-payment through arbitration because we signed the home renovation loan's agreement that we are required to go through arbitration. In October 2018, we won the arbitration case against the contractor due to a lack of justification. A few weeks ago, I asked the bank to close out the renovation loan but they ordered the final title in order to make sure if there are no liens on our property prior to proceeding with the close-out renovation loan. The bank notified me immediately that there is still a lien on my property so I was shocked that the contractor placed the lien on my property in April 2018 without my knowledge. The contractor never sent a copy of the notice of DC Mechanic's lien to me. I just received a copy of the termination letter from the contractor in April 2018. They never mentioned the lien on the letter. I talked with the American Arbitration Association Law Administrator if it is possible for them to fill out the release of lien since we won the arbitration case. Unfortunately, they cannot do that and suggest talking to my attorney about the lien. How can you deal with the situation? What if they refuse to release the lien?