Alright, ill keep this as brief as possible. June 23rd I filed a complaint with Maint. because our AC hadnt been cooling our apartment ever since it started getting hot. Next day, some guy from the apartment complex comes, does some work on the AC, and then later that night I am woken up by the smell of smoke and plastic, turns out whatever he did had caused the AC unit motor in the attic to catch fire. So they gave us a Portable AC (we have a 7month old infant child) to cool the house. It wouldnt work at all. The house stayed at 97 degrees all day until night time when it would drop to 90. Later we found out that the Portable AC had been improperly installed and that is why it wasnt working right but we did not know that at the time. So we were forced to go to a hotel. The "fixed" it but then the next day while doing laundry we realize a leak from the ceiling. The unit is still only going down to 78-79 (which is livable for sure) but is leaking 5-10 gallons of water per day from the ceiling. We are constantly switching out towels and emptying the 5-gal bucket of water... July 1st came around and the Unit still has not been fixed. Today is July 7th, and it is still not fixed. Each time the professional company has come out, they have told us that they have been here for the AC unit for the last 2 tenets also and that they have now recommended 2 times for a completely new AC system to be installed. Yesterday we were served with 5-day written notice to either Pay or Vacate. We have already begun our search for another place but with us working that makes it difficult to allocate time to viewing apartments. My understanding of the process is the next step will be for the judge to set a date for a hearing and for both parties to then have the opportunity to tell their side of the story. So my question is; What would you do in my situation. Stand your ground and move out. Go to the hearing and paint the out to be the slumlord that they are, or Just pay the rent + late fees and everything else, live here 2 more months and then move out when the lease is over. Additionally, when the water all began leaking from the ceiling, we had a brand new twin mattress ruined. A nice 350W CMH Horticulture light which was in a box in that room. We feel all this began and has happened because their employee did work to the AC unit which resulted in a fire and all these additional problems and damages.... not to mention the emotional distress it causes a family with an infant to have to scramble to find a new apartment or potential homelessness.... Before we withheld rent, we offered many forms of assistance that would have been sufficient such as paying for the 1 night + 1 day we had to spend in the hotel when the house was at 97 degrees, offered assistance with electric bill since we have now been running portable AC for 18-hours a day which has more than doubled our energy consumption, or to even just pro-rate the few days the place was "inhabitable," and remove that from our bill... our company was super rude and told us to kick rocks essentially. Word for word they said their company policy was to provide 1 portable AC in this situation and that was all they could do. We informed them of our 8month old son and the danger to his health. They did not give a fuck. So again, I appreciate anyone who read this.... What would you do in my shoes?