Call your local housing authority and report him. They will cite him and fine him for every day he doesn't give you heat. He's also in breach of your lease where if your apartment has heat on his dime, you can sue him for breach of contract and you'll win. My suggestion as someone who's been in law for 22 years is to send him a formal written letter outlining the fact he refuses to give you heat, and put in the "bundle up" response. Mail the letter to him certified mail and regular mail, both. If he still refuses to give you heat, call your local housing authority, renters hotline, whatever it is in the state you live in, and file a formal complaint. They will come out and inspect, talk to you, cite him, and for every day you go without heat, fine him. He may get pissed off you reported him and evict you. That's also illegal and called "retaliatory" eviction, for which he can be sanctioned by the court for being a slumlord. Keep a diary of all the days you're without heat, when you reported it and what his response was if you have to sue him or he sues you for eviction. My next suggestion is that you call an attorney who specializes in landlord/tenant matters. Just don't let him get away with it!
- Response by diznykd
, A Thinker, Female, 46-55, Lawyer