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Thank you. The repair and deduct remedy allows a tenant to deduct money from the rent, up to the amount of one month's rent, to pay for repair of defects in the rental unit. This remedy covers substandard conditions that affect the tenant's health and safety, and that substantially breach the implied warranty of habitability. This would include a leaking roof.
What you may want to do is write a letter to the landlord, and you keep a copy, notifying that if he does not properly fix the roof this time, then you will be forced to repair it yourself and deduct any repair costs from the rent.
The basic requirements and steps for using the repair and deduct remedy are as follows:
You could also threaten the landlord that you will move out because of the repeated failing to fix the issue. This might get the landlord to properly fix the issue without you having to actually foot the expenses on fixing the roof.