It used to be common practice to insert in the lease a general covenant by the tenant to repair, and also a covenant to repair on notice (that is, to do within a prescribed time repairs covered by the general covenant, of which the landlord should give notice)1. Such covenants, if they were separate, were construed as independent covenants2: the first being broken by the mere want of repair3; the second by the failure to comply with the notice. A notice given in accordance with the second covenant (that is, to repair specified defects within the prescribed time) operated
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