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Illinois law sets maximum retainage on private projects

September 12, 2019

A new Illinois law sets the maximum retainage clients can withhold from contractor payments on private projects.

The change went into effect on August 20, and is expected to help many general contractors and subcontractors receive bigger checks earlier in the project timeline.

The new rule forbids customers from withholding more than 10% retainage from contractor payments, and orders retainage to be reduced to 5% after a contractor has completed half of the work.

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