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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
28 reviews

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.

–CN

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