We have entered into a building contractor and we had an agreement with builder to keep money aside for a punch list. but the builder came to know that we are refinancing from a "construction loan" over to "fixed mortgage" and threatened us to pay all the left over money without completing the work or will register a lien on the property.
At that stage we really wanted to get a better rate so we obliged but both the builder or his attorney would not answer our requests to fix the left over punch list itemes worth $20,000.
What are the next steps for us? can we sue the builder and his attorney for fraud?