I am sorry to hear this;
first a lease is a contract, so if a party is in breach of their responsibility under the lease, the innocent party can sue for breach of contract.
The landlord (LL) is expected to have the unit ready at move in; if the tenant agreed to rent unit #1, then that is the unit that the LL would need to have prepared, as no 2 real estate properties are identical (ie location, view, etc). So the courts will not expect a tenant that agreed to rent unit #1 to be forced to rent unit #2 (unless the tenant voluntarily agrees - but the LL cannot compel the tenant to do so).
So basically if the LL is in breach, the tenant can sue for actual damages- ie. monetary damages reasonably foreseeable and proximately caused by the breach- this typically includes such things as application fees, down payments etc - the objective of the court is to make the non-breaching party whole, so that the non-breaching party need not suffer due to the other party's breach.
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