Is the approval of the Owner of a progress billing merely provisional or is it considered final?

The approval is merely provisional. The owner has the right to verify the contractor's actual work accomplishment prior to payment.

 

Therefore, the owner, for any just cause may question a prior evaluation of the percentage of accomplishment of the contractor and to downgrade such accomplishment after re-evaluation. It is the right of every owner to re-evaluate or re-measure in good faith the work of its contractor during the progress of the work.

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R.V. Santos Co., Inc. v. Belle Corp., G.R. Nos. 159561-62, 3 October  2012.