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Do you have a written lease? If yes when does it expire?
Thank you for the additional information.
Text messages probably do not count as written notice. If the lease requires written notice it means on paper.
Every tenancy carries with it the implied warranty of habitability and the right to quiet enjoyment of the premises in exchange for the rent.
If the landlord is refusing to make necessary repairs and it is interfering with the use and habitability of the leased premises then you can sue for breach. In the course of the suit you may be able to leverage an early termination with the return of all deposits.
A riskier way is to move out now and declare the lease terminated due to "constructive eviction". In other words, the action or inaction of the landlord has made the premises unhabitable and you are forced to move out.
You still have to sue and the risk is that the court finds the premises WAS habitable and you end up being liable for breach.
Make sure you have a written record of the damages and your request for repairs.
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Did the landlord order the repairman?
Did you alert the repairman about the damage caused by the hoses?
You can also contact the local health and building departments to see if you can get them to send out inspectors. If there are code violations they will demand repair and compliance. If nothing is done the landlord will be fined. That could get some action on your repair demand.