CDBI bulletin: Consultant certificate controversy: Are progress certificates binding?

It is a common misconception that once a consultant has certified work completed by a contractor, the owner is bound to that certification and will be required to pay the amount certified in a timely manner regardless of the circumstances. While the older case law predominantly supports this position, and while the general premise still holds some merit, a deeper examination suggests that there are several instances in which an owner may be entitled to dispute its obligation to pay. Read more.