Darlington, WI asked in Business Law and Construction Law for Wisconsin

Q: We own a construction business and just finished a customer's roof. They put a hold on the payment check.

We finished the customer's roof yesterday and they were happy with the work and paid us with a check. Today, they said they were unhappy with a portion of the roof that is perfectly fine and they put a hold on the payment check. Can they do this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The first thing to check is whether there is a problem with the work that you were not aware of. However, if the work is satisfactory and meets contract specs, then you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss the most cost-effective approach - whether through court, a polite letter, or other means. Good luck

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