No, it is not legal. Your landlord owes you habitable residence, with or without a lease. Without a lease, you are a "tenant at will" which means the law applies rather than specific lease language. You must be given 30 days written notice that your tenancy is ending, although some landlords turn off utilities to get tenants out quickly. Here's what I recommend: provide your landlord with written notice of the problem, keeping a copy for yourself and call Westbrook City Hall and tell the town health officer that you have no heat. Other options are to file a small claim, seek legal assistance from Pine Tree Legal, and/or pay for some sort of heat yourself and deduct it from your rent (with written documentation and receipts). Good luck.
Legal advice depends upon the particular facts of a given situation. Please use my answers as general information but not legal counsel.
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