Client seeks assistance at an eviction hearing scheduled for February 13, 2020, at 8:45 am in Municipal Court – Room 3. Client fell behind on rent in November and shortly after began withholding rent due to habitability issues and inconsistent heat in the property. L&I recently inspected the property and a report is pending. The landlord has refused to make repairs or call an exterminator until the rent is paid. Client has escrowed the claimed rent and has evidence of habitability issues and repair requests. Client’s goal is to stay in the property and have repairs done. The eviction complaint seeks November 2019 through February 2020 rent, late fees, attorney’s fees, court costs, and ongoing rent from the date of filing. Landlord is represented by Jeffrey Katz, Esq.