Landlord already broke the least by not paying
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More information is needed. Did the lease specifically require him to pay utilities? If so and if he didn't, what did you do to try to remedy the situation? How is it alleged you broke the lease? If, for example, you refused to pay rent because you are asserting he broke the lease first by not paying utilities, he may still have grounds for eviction. Just because he broke the lease first doesn't necessarily mean you get to break the lease any way you want and withhold rent: as the old cliche goes, two wrongs don't make a right. Talk with an attorney near you who handles landlord/tenant issues for more information.