I gave a plumber $2,000. That is about half of the price on his proposal.
The plumber is no longer on the job. (See https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/99203/plumber-asking-for-a-lot-more-money-after-starting-work.)
What steps could I take to do the following:
A. Make sure the plumber does not put a lien on my property for the full price.
B. Get a refund of the money not used. (The plumber was here for 4 hours w an assistant and bought some 50 feel of 2" black pipe and fittings. That probably does not cost $2,000.)
Would taking him to small claims court be a reasonable way to get the job closed out?