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Have you made a request to the landlord in writing about the necessary repairs?
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.At the same time you can file a complaint with the Residential Tenancies Dispute Branch.You can ask for an order that the repairs all be made and also for a rent abatement. It is clearly not a lawful answer to you to say the house is old and you should be happy you have a new bathroom. The landlord has a legal duty and it must be adhered to.