As with any lease your rights and obligations are spelle out in the lease and State Law. You may also live in a community that has adopted the Landlord and Tenant Act. The landlord has duties and obligations relating to the maintanence and repair of the unit. You have duties and obligations relating to the payment of rent. You can't simply refuse to pay because you are unhappy with the landlord. But you can refuse to pay if the landlord's conduct affects health and safety issues and you give proper notice. I suggest you contact a lawyer there in Covington to make sure you follow the appropriate procedures. You can also check with your local legal aid office or Tenant's Union. Good Luck.