What % of total contract should be paid upon completion of the job?

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Posted by: from Laconia
1/11/2014 at 4:16:20 PM

I am doing a full rehab of a kitchen, bath, dining and sun rooms. I have a proposal in which only 3% of the contract amount is withheld until completion.

This seems low to me? Is there a standard amount?

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Date/Time4/17/2016 at 11:20:01 PM

In my business, the law allows 30% deposit. I request weekly draws for materials and labor up to 20% of contract, which is held till final punch and customer's approval.


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