What should I do about the fact that my landlord refuses to maintain the property he is renting to me?
You stop paying rent to him, and pay it into an escrow account until the repairs and amelioration are done. If he complains, that’s what small claims court is for. You might also have the housing inspectors over. But
if you do, expect them to kick you out. ly will hive you grounds to break your lease, however.