Can a retainage be held for work that was not in the signed contract in califonia

4 months ago

We have a signed contract with a general contractor. We completed contract. He is withholding final payment for things he wants done that are not in contract. is this legal in california?

Managing Partner Gibbs Giden LLP
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More facts are needed, but it doesn’t seem like this is appropriate.  What does your contract say about payments and retention?  I would consult a construction lawyer to assist you further based on your specific facts.


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