A locked thread and Andy didn't even have a chance to answer. :crying:
Ok why seize? No different than a mechanics lean. We keep the assets while we are not paid for damages. If we see any lack of cooperation or diminished performance, we take it out of the funds. When we are reassured they are sincere to the very last when the financial strain is the most stressful, then we release it.
I have seen this option attempted through the UN for cases of uncertainty about the future intent of nations, so I figured why not.