Commentary

82 Payment on certification

BUILDING AND ENGINEERING vol 5
| Commentary

82 Payment on certification

| Commentary

82 Payment on certification

Construction contracts commonly make provision for payments to be made to the contractor on the basis of certificates issued by the contract administrator1. These include interim certificates, which record the certifier’s opinion as to the value of work carried out; final certificates, which may state the amount finally payable under the contract; or certificates to the effect that practical or substantial completion has been achieved or defects made good, which may trigger the release of retention money to the contractor. In relation to all such certificates, it is a question of construction whether the issue of

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