Suppliers guarantee their services will be provided with due care and skill. This means they must:
- use an acceptable level of skill or technical knowledge when providing the services, and
- take all necessary care to avoid loss or damage when providing the services.
A consumer hires a painter to paint her house. Before starting the job, the painter does not remove all of the old, flaking paint. Six months later, the new paint starts to flake. The painter has not met the ‘due care and skill’ guarantee, as he did not use a level of skill that would be expected of a reasonable painter.
While painting the consumer’s house, the painter knocks over a can of paint, which spills over her newly paved driveway. The painter has not met the guarantee and must fix the damage.
Last updated: 14/04/2013