An implied warranty is a legal obligation
that affects virtually every
contractor and client. The idea behind
it is that the work being done and the
materials provided meet minimum
standards of good workmanship, and
usability and habitability.
Most contractors agree that when a
project is finished, the client should be
able to use the space for its intended
purpose. And few object to promising
good workmanship, especially once
they understand that the implied warranty
of good workmanship doesn't
mean great or wonderful workmanship,
it just means work that meets the
standards of the trades.
Statute of Limitations
But there are some legal pitfalls here,
even for the most honest contractors.
Legally, it can be hard to define just