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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 how long