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Normally when a construction project is completed you are entitled to withhold an appropriate amount to enable repairs or remedial work. For a small project like this it may be easier to hold the entire sum until the repairs are completed, because as you will be aware, this will enable the builder to concentrate on the job of repairs so he gets paid. So it is permissible to withhold money until the repairs are completed
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