I signed a lease in December 2009 with a move in date of 12/15/09. The heater was not working at the time of signing and the stove/oven needed to be replaced. The landlord promised to have both done before I moved in. I paid for only half of December (because of my move in date) and I also put down a security deposit (one full month rent). The heater did not get fixed until 1/10/10 (there was no heat until that time) and the stove/oven still is completely inoperative and has not been replaced. I have been staying with a friend because I have a child and need a functional kitchen. I have not paid for January yet because I told the landlord I would only pay when I was living there (and that would be when he gave me heat and a working kitchen). However I did pay to have the two large oil tanks filled (1/4/10--before heat was fixed.
I am needing to find a place immediately (my ex is getting very upset ---and rightly so I believe-- that I do have a home yet with a kitchen etc). Can I break this lease and get some money back?