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It sounds like the tenant is taking advantage of provisions that may allow for rent withholding. The laws differ from state to state on whether the tenant may lawfully withhold rent. As you have indicated he appears ob be claiming repairs to systems that he is disabling.
Since you are on a month to month lease agreement you can terminate the lease by providing notice and starting the eviction process. You should get a written statement from the contractor doing repairs as to the condition of the systems that he has been working on and whether they have been tampered with.
If you believe this is happening it may be wisest to take steps to remove this tenant. Be mindful that if he is this devious he may strip your property before he leaves. So you want to move a promptly as you can. Since he is represented by counsel send your notices to his attorney as well as to the tenant. Please consider hiring local counsel to protect your interests.
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