I live in an apartment owned by a slumlord

I know that I have called my landlord a slumlord behind his back, but I am getting to the point where I want to say it to his face.

I love the apartment that I live in, but the landlord is not so nice.

He knows that there are some serious problems with the furnace in my apartment. For the last couple of months, I have been calling him to call the HVAc company to have the furnace repaired. In my lease it clearly states that if there are repairs necessary for the HVAC system, the landlord must be notified. He must be the person to be called to call the HVAC company, or to do the repairs himself. Unfortunately, the landlord doesn’t really feel like my furnace is a priority. I have been using a space heater almost constantly for the last couple of months. The space heater is the only real heat that I have. I called the landlord the other day and I told I once again had a problem with the HVAC system. I talked to him about getting the furnace fixed or even replaced, but he didn’t want to hear it. He told me that he would be calling the HvAC company when he got ready. I know that I could be waiting for almost a week until the landlord called the HVAC company and it could be almost that long before the HVAC company arrives. It is horrible knowing that I am at the landlords mercy where it comes to heating. I heard that there are some things I can do, but it would mean I would have to take the landlord to court and withhold my rent for a couple of months.

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