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Hi - my name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to assist.
Are the utilities (heat) included in the rental agreement, or are the utilities your separate obligation?
I was asking this to determine whether or not the utilities are or are not provided as part of the rent.
If the landlord is supposed to provide heat, and if this is not happening, you could file suit in small claims court against the landlord for breach of contract and breach of the local ordinances and laws for failing to provide heat, which is generally considered an essential need.
Hopefully, the landlord will rectify this issue with you raising the issue about withholding heat/utilities.
No problem and good luck with this. If you need anything further, please let me know.