Good Afternoon, Ladies & Gents!! I need a little bit of advice. I have a landlord who is obviously a slumlord (private owned). This monster is too lazy to fix, or hire anybody to fix damages in our house. I held out on rent for 2 months simply because he refused to do so. We pay $900 monthly, and lived there for 28 months. Is it rightful for him to evict us for failure to pay? Can't I countersue for negligence. In court, would he owe us back every dollar we paid since he refused, and halfway fixed Some things? Feed back please. Particularly Cali residents.