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Daniel, Solicitor
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Experience:  Bachelor of Laws (dist) Graduate Diploma in Legal Practise. Admitted NSW Supreme Court / High Court
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We have completed construction work for a company in Victoria

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We have completed construction work for a company in Victoria and we did not sign a contract or had any agreement in place now the company is wanting to hold a retention now that the works have been completed this was never discussed previously. Is this something they can do

It could be because they wish to hold the monies until they look over the work.

It is generally something they can do, especially if there is no agreement stating otherwise.

HOWEVER this cannot be for the full amount, usually half at most.

I would invite them to look to the works within 7 days and demand payment if all is well.

Please accept.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This has been an ongoing job with progress payments along the way it wasn't until the job has neared completion that the retention was mentioned and they want to hold monies for 12 months


Completely unreasonable, demand payment.

Please accept.
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