Can my landlord withhold repairs for rent?

Question Details: I live in a house with one bathroom and the plumbing has went bad. The pipe is cracked and it is causing a leak under the sink and extensive water damage. When my fiance called the landlord, they stated that they are not going to repair because we have only paid half of the rent for the month. I am trying to understand my rights as a tenant in this situation and what my landlord can't do. I believe that mold is going to start growing soon. What can I do?

QA Test Account / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney Answered 3 years ago| Contributor
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you go to AttorneyPages.com and retain an attorney to represent you.