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How long has the problem been happening?
Have you contacted the local Health Dept or Housing Inspector?
Ok, if he won't voluntarily make repairs, then you need to call the local Health Dept, Code Enforcement, or Housing Inspector. They can come out, inspect, and then cite the owner to force them to make repairs to the plumbing.
Further, if the property is deemed uninhabitable, he would have to put you up in a hotel at his expense until the repairs are made or you can sue him for breach of contract for damages in small claims court. If you ended up having to move out, you can sue him for any moving costs since he is the one in violation of the lease by not providing a safe and habitable dwelling.
Let me know if you have further questions..
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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