The liability of a landlord under a covenant on his part to repair is subject to the same rules of construction as a covenant by the tenant1. Thus, it has to be construed with reference to the state of the premises at the commencement of the demise; and the landlord is not bound to give to the tenant during the term a different thing from that which the tenant took from him at the commencement of the tenancy. Consequently, he is not bound to make good defects which affect the stability of the premises as a whole, and are
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