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1. Can you tell me what state this is in?
2. Are you still under a written fixed term lease?
3. What are the grounds the landlord is trying to evict you under?
4. What is he saying you did to breach the lease?
5. Did he give you any written notice of the breach and a certain amount of time to correct it?
6. Are you current on the rent?
Ok, rest easy because he can't legally evict you for not doing work that is his legal obligation to perform. In fact, if he tries, that gives you legal grounds to sue him for retaliation and seek punitive damages for his actions.
So he is just blowing smoke and he can't force you to vacate prior to your lease end date as long as you pay the rent on time in full and don't violate any of the terms of the lease.
And you have the right to call the local Code Enforcement or Housing inspector to come out and inspect if he isn't properly maintaining the dwelling so that it causes any health or safety problems (i.e. sewage back ups).