Phoenix, AZ asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Arizona

Q: I am a subcontractor trying to get my retention from the GC. I have been complete with my work for over 120 days

The building is occupied and we bill for retention Months ago. The GC only replys with not funded, and paid when paid. We do not have a lien on this work.

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: Retention is often a sticky issue between subcontractors and general contractors. If you've completed your work and the building is occupied, you may have a strong case for releasing the retention. Arizona has "prompt payment" laws that could be applicable. Since you've not placed a lien, your legal options might be limited, but initiating formal legal proceedings may be a necessary next step to collect your retention.

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