Tenantable repair refers to a repair which will render a premises fit for habitation. A good tenable repair is the obligation of a tenant to maintain the condition of a rented property.
In Genau v. District of Columbia, 20 Ct. Cl. 389 (Ct. Cl. 1885), the court held “the tenant is bound to make tenantable repairs, though not liable for ordinary wear and tear incident to reasonable use and occupation. Tenantable repairs imposed by law, in the absence of an express agreement, are such as keeping fences in order, replacing windows, &c.].