TRIM–OUT: GETTING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

“Incidentally, this is a good argument for monitoring the payment process carefully, even if you have a general contractor. The subs will come back if they have a contract, but if the pay was slow the first time, they may put your job on the back burner. Persuading reluctant subs to come back and finish work can be a major delay, even a major hassle. (In most states, subcontractors can file a lien for non-payment, even if you paid the general contractor.)” –The Baltimore Sun 09.15.1990