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Have you given him requests in writing to make the repairs?
In Ontario that laws that protects tenants is the Residential Tenancies Act.The Act provides that it's the Landlord's responsibility to keep the home in good repair.You may not withhold rent but have other options available to you. Before you exercise these options you have to make your requests to the Landlord in writing.After that one option is to call the government agency that enforces housing by-laws and regulations if you feel these are being breached.Here's the number to call for more information: 1-***-***-****.At the same time you can file a complaint with the Landlord Tenant Board.Here is a link to the form you will need to do this:http://www.ltb.gov.on.ca/graphics/stel02_111593.pdfYou will note that on this form you can ask for a rent abatement, or to pay some of the rent to the Board until the repairs are done. You can also ask to do the repairs and get paid back or have the landlord do them.
If the place is beyond repair or if the repairs cannot be done for some time or if the landlord simply refuses to do the adequately then it may be possible for the Board or the Court to say the landlord has breached the tenancy agreement, it is over, and the landlord may then even have to pay for the move and if you find a comparable home that is more expensive he may have to pay for the increase in rent for a year.
For the full time given this terrible living situation.
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