§36-4-12. Covenant for repairs.
In a lease, a covenant by the lessee "that he will leave the
premises in good repair," or a covenant of like import, shall,
subject to the provisions of the following section, have the same
effect as a covenant that the demised premises will, at the
expiration or other sooner determination of the term, be
peaceably surrendered and yielded up unto the lessor, his
representatives or assigns, in good and substantial repair and
condition, reasonable wear and tear excepted.