So we are going on 5 days without electricity due to a leak in the roof that fried the breaker box. We fixed the leak in the roof. It needs to be replaced and he is holding off. He himself is an electrician. He just finished school 6 months ago. He said it would be 2 weeks if he came and fixed it. He knows we cannot just up and move because we have goats and chickens. He ask us to contact electricians in the area. We gave him a list of 3 names after at least 10 calls to people. Most did not do contract work. We live in a very small town, not many electricians around. Someone came and looked at it and gave him an estimate. He told them he wanted a contract wrote up and mailed to him then he would decide if he was going to get it fixed by them. Our landlord currently lives in the state next to us. He can come down to party and drink with his buddies when he wants but he can't fix our electric. We are currently spending $25 a day on gas to fuel a generator. Which he is not going to return to us. He just cashed the rent check for this month. He told us to go to a homeless shelter which there is none. We live in a very small town. We could go stay with my parents in the next county over and avoid the gas bill for the genie but then we would be spending that amount in gas just to take them back and forth to school. It's hard to find a place out of the blue to house 7 additional people. That is the size of our family. He is our neighbors nephew and we get along with her so well. We help her out a lot with things that she needs done. We don't want to upset her if we enforce him to get the ball rolling. Or enforce him to pay us what we are out because of the living condition we are in. Or go to a motel and give him the bill. Now legally we have no written contract for renting the home. He did us a favor and let us move in very quickly when we moved back to this state. We have been here for two years. We added on two rooms. We cleaned out his barn that had lots of trash in it. We cleaned out his two sheds. We put in new linoleum in the bathroom. We have repaired multiple leaks in the roof. Cut and cleaned up brush and weeds growing around the whole place. Cut a dead tree that was ready to fall on the house. Repaired broken water lines. Repaired toilet. None of this being paid for by him or any of the parts. I know it is going to cost him a lot to get the breaker fixed but we have done our fair share of fixing things. We told him we would fix all minor repairs on the home. He also raised our rent by 20% about 6 months ago. Most importantly we have chicks in a brooder, teenager chicks in the shed, eggs incubating, and chicks that will be delivered tomorrow in the mail, and no real electric to heat them. Just wondering what you chicken lovers think we should do? Or if any of you have legal information?