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A minor repair clause is for the maintenance of the property due to wear and tear and not due to the tenant's negligence. These include the flooring, interior plaster and other surface materials, doors, windows, locks and furniture. The tenant shall pay up to $150 per item while the landlord bears the exceeding $150 per item as stated in the invoice.

This clause is to avoid minor inconveniences to the landlord whenever there are small issues.

The general rule is that a chattel (an item of personal property which is movable) always remains the tenant's and is removable by him at the end of the tenancy, whereas a fixture is the property of the landlord and the tenant has no right of removal.

In this case, if the bathtub is fixed to the floor and wall, it is considered a fixture and remains the property of the landlord.

As such, it is the duty of the landlord to repair it.

We advise you to speak to your landlord with regards to your issues and come to an amicable solution.

Hope this answers your question.

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