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You should contact the local housing and building inspector to evaluate the condition of the apartment. You should also send a written letter to the landlord identifying the problem
You should also record the indoor temperatures so you have some evidence of the living conditions in the apartment. Keep a log. If the landlord sue for the $700 you will at least have some measure of a defense, e.g. the apartment was uninhabitable.
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