In the absence of an express stipulation1, or of an obligation imposed by statute2, the landlord is generally under no liability towards the tenant3 to put the demised premises into repair at the commencement of the tenancy, or to do repairs during the continuance of the tenancy4. This rule applies equally whether the letting is from year to year5 or for a term of years6. The fact that the tenant has covenanted to repair, 'fair wear and tear excepted'7, or 'damage by fire and tempest excepted'8, does not imply a covenant by the landlord to make such fair wear
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