467. Construction of express and statutory implied covenants for indemnity.

Express or statutory implied covenants for indemnity1 are binding on the assignee for the residue of the term; and he cannot put an end to his liability by further assigning unless the liability is expressly so limited2. The covenants are construed as covenants for indemnity only3; and the assignor is not entitled to insist upon the observance of the covenants in the lease except so far as is necessary for his indemnity4. It is, however, a question of construction whether an express covenant is limited to an indemnity; and, where there is no mention of an indemnity, it may