I'm curious what "leverage" you utilize when you are working for someone, either a general contractor, builder, or homeowner, do ensure you collect payment from them for the work you perform?? Yes there is the simple Lien but sometimes this isn't enough or isn't strong enough. What kinds of things do you do to cover your arse? What "Tools" do you have at your disposal that you feel are worthwhile to share? I'd like to hear all of them, from the legal, fair, type things of course, but I've also heard a few ahem, "interesting" things done to ensure leverage for payment for work done.