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Hello. Since you have the verbal agreement, it is binding. Of course the landlord can argue that there was no verbal agreement. So, hopefully you have a witness to it or some documentation like an email. The landlord cannot evict you without a court proceeding, so the verbal agreement will be a fact you will put forth in your argument that you should not be evicted. Also, a landlord has a duty to make the space habitability, which is called a warranty of habitability. If it is inhabitable, like you are indicating, then you could have a claim against the landlord.
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