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substantial performance


Despite the problems, the contractor can demonstrate substantial performance, so you will have to pay him most of what was contracted.
  law:  doctrine dealing with good faith completion of a project that is not completed perfectly
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This principle is relevant when a contractor’s work is substantially complete, but unwillingly not exactly what was ordered. If it would be unreasonable for the person ordering the work not to pay, then they should pay the agreed to amount less damages suffered as a result of the deficiencies.
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  • Despite the problems, the contractor can demonstrate substantial performance, so you will have to pay him most of what was contracted.
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