subcontractor payment reciept?
We are just finishing a project that has gone so-so with our contractor. While I find him to be pretty honest, there have a been a few things about the project that haven't set very well with me, quality of work, communication, length of time on project, etc.
We are just getting ready to do the final punchlist and I am wondering, if I should require him to give me lien release documents from the 3 subs that he hired to do the job. The project was about 25k in labor and I think the subs probably account for 60% of that payment.
Writing this now, the answer seems very clear that of course I do need to do that, but I hadn't asked for those in previous poejcts from this contractor, but then again they were smaller projects.
How can I approach this kindly and professionally with my contractor without putting him on the defense and is it too much to expect the lein waiver prior given to me at the time of the final payment?
thanks so much!