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Hello, different expert here..
If there is no heat in the dwelling, then it is deemed uninhabitable and the landlord would have to either put you up in a hotel at his expense until repairs are made, or if you have alternate housing, give you a credit against your rent for any days that the heat was not functional.
So yes, the landlord is in breach of the contract here and you are entitled to compensation for the days you don't have use of the dwelling if he isn't paying for a hotel for you and your family.
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