Can Landlord take appliances they in house because it wasn't in the contract?
2 attorney answers
You need to look at your lease. The landlord has to fix the hot water heater because the lack of one is almost certainly a habitability and there is implied in every residential lease a warranty of habitability. Depending on the housing laws where you are, there may well not be a requirement that the landlord provide appliances. If the lease says so, then you're good. If not, you have to rely on a representation by the landlord that they are. For example, if she shows you the house or apartment before you sign a contract, and the appliances are in place, you've got a good argument she's represented that the appliances are included.
The police will not be involved in this situation. Honestly, if you can both agree to move on...it might be best to move...this is a very toxic situation and apparently this person doesn't know how to be a landlord.
BUT, if you do decide to stay, she has to honor the 6 month lease until it expires which she can give you notice to leave...this is assuming you continue to timely pay the rent.
Also, she cannot take essentially appliances...it is implied that the fridge and stove are part of the lease. If she does that you need to contact th city/county housing inspectors.