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Question DetailsAsked on 11/5/2012

What should I get from General Contractor before I release final payment to them? He is the one who hired all the subs.

Home building project final payment to general contractor - what should I request contractor to provide to me before I release a final payment to him?

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A list of sub-contractors used on the project with contact information, a signed statement that all sub-contractors have been paid, any manuals or warranty information regarding the fixtures and appliances installed, and a general release of future lien against your property. Basically you need documentation that acknowledges he is finished and there is no outstanding debt to him or his sub-contractors. Further he should have in writing that any possible collection on your property by a sub-contractor on the project will be paid by him including any applicable legal fees. Sub-contractors like to lie about full payment sometimes so this throws the burden back on him... as long as he stays in business.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX

Answered 7 years ago by Todd's Home Services


Plus signed Lien Release from general contractor, all subs, and major materials suppliers.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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