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Good afternoon Jackie,I'm Doug, and I'm sorry to hear of the confusion. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.
If you are provided an oil tank for use in heating your home by the landlord, while you are responsible to pay for the heating oil that goes into the tank, your landlord is legally responsible for maintaining the oil tank itself. I fail to see how it could be your fault that the tank clogs up and unless there is something that you are doing or not doing that is specifically causing the tank to malfunction----if you are doing what you should---then there is no legal ground for the landlord to refuse to pay for the maintenance of the oil tank.
If your landlord is not maintaining your oil tank so that heating oil is being provided to your oil heaters, then you may sue the landlord for breach of contract. Additionally, you might consider reporting the landlord to the local health department and or city code enforcement and notify them of the problem as well.
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