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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes the benefit of a specified sum for a service he is obliged to accept the corresponding burden. This is in cases where there is an unqualified obligation to pay a definite periodic amount in respect of a service as opposed to an obligation to pay which is conditional on the provision of the service. In any event, the lack of such a covenant may have a depressive effect on the rent at any review.
However, the court will not imply an obligation for a landlord to carry out a particular operation (eg removal of rubble on its retained land) if this is not specifically provided for in the wording of the lease.
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