When a party enters into a structure under a contract where the contract does not stipulate that it will be reasonably fit for the purpose for which it is intended, is the contract enforceable?

Yukon, Canada


The following excerpt is from Mineault v. Takhini Hot Springs Ltd., 2002 YKSC 48 (CanLII):

Cairns J. also cited the case of Francis v. Cockrill, supra, as follows: Where A enters B’s structure under a contract entitling him to do so, it is an implied term in the contract that the structure shall be reasonably fit for the purpose for which it is intended; but this does not extend to any unknown defect incapable of being discovered by reasonable means.

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